Laura Crawford Williams was born in New Orleans, LA, in 1967. She earned her master’s degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Biomedical and Surgical Illustration and has bachelor’s degrees in Visual Arts and Scientific Illustration. Her career experience outside of photography includes biomedical illustration and 3D animation, as well as educational and entertainment software production.
“The software company where I’d worked for 6 years was sold in 1999. My division was laid-off and I suddenly found myself with the time to pursue other interests. In the beginning, I worked half the year as a software production consultant in New York City and the rest of the year taking pictures. In time, the photography just took over.”
Laura’s photography has been published in National Wildlife, National Geographic, Nature’s Best, Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian Magazine, Ranger Rick, and Birder’s World magazines — among others.
Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards:
- Winner of ‘Animal Antics’ (Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute’s Natural History Museum)
- ‘Highly Honored’ image in ‘Birds’
International Wild Bird Photographer: Winner of the ‘Best Artistic Image’
Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards: Two ‘Highly Honored’ images in ‘Birds’
National Wildlife Magazine: Second place in ‘Birds’, professional division
NANPA Member Competition: ‘Top 10’ from 4,120 images, as judged by professional photographers of the North American Nature Photographers Association
Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards: ‘Highly Honored’ image in ‘Birds’ (Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute’s Natural History Museum)
Images for Conservation Pro Tournament: 3rd place out of 20 professional photographers; $21,500 cash prize
National Wildlife Magazine: Honorable Mention (Professional Division) ‘Birds’ category
Nature Conservancy, Land Trust Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Yellowstone Association, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife
To see more of Laura’s photography please visit www.lauracwilliams.com