Wilson was elected to the Philosophical Society of Texas and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters where she won the Carr P. Collins award. She was also awarded the Royal Photographic Society of England Book of the Year for Avedon at Work.
Laura Wilson’s photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, London’s Sunday Times Magazine, and the Washington Post Magazine. She has published five books of photographs: Watt Matthews of Lambshead (Texas State Historical Society, 1989), Hutterites of Montana (Yale University Press, 2000), Avedon at Work (University of Texas Press, 2003), Grit and Glory (Bright Sky Press, 2003), and That Day: Pictures in the American West (Yale University Press, 2015).
Wilson is married to Robert A. Wilson. They live in Dallas, Texas and are the parents of three sons, Andrew, Owen and Luke Wilson.
Education: Connecticut College.
Awards and Honors: Texas Institute of Letters; Philosophical Society of Texas. Guest Lecturer: Harvard University; International Center of Photography, New York City; San Francisco Museum of Art; University of Texas.
Publications: "From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum," Meadows Museum publication, 2018; New York Times Magazine; New Yorker; Vanity Fair; GQ Magazine; London s Sunday Times Magazine; Wallpaper; Washington Post Magazine. Books: Watt Matthews of Lambshead; Hutterites of Montana; Grit and Glory; Avedon at Work, That Day: Pictures in the American West (2015).
Selected Exhibitions: "America, Land of Horsemen," Fomento Cultural Banamex, Palacio Iturbide, Mexico City, 2018, traveling to Santiago, Chile, 2018-2019; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX.