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Laura Norcia Vitale has been a professional photographer for over 40 years. Having studied in New York City early on and graduating from The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Fine Art Photography, Laura continues to cultivate her passion by shooting in film to capture the unforeseen. Laura's black and white gelatin silver images reflect her distinctive style portraying elegance while maintaining rustic overtones of rich infusions of tonality that she skillfully creates in her darkroom.
Laura has developed extensive portfolios both in Fine Art and commercialism. Her work has been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, Wine Spectator, Diablo Magazine, Fromers Travel Guide and The Wall Street Journal.
Her documentary style opened up opportunities shooting behind the scenes black and white stills in the film industry. In 2011, she and her Emmy Award winning cinematographer son, Rick Darge filmed a short documentary called "La Estancia" portraying the lives of five families working as migrant laborers in Baja California South. It was featured in the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival and was also shown at the New York City International Film Festival, August 2012. The film was nominated and won an Oscar for best short documentary.
In October 2013, she teamed up again with her son Rick shooting black and white stills for his first directorial feature narrative film called "ZenDog". The film was shot over a three week duration across the continental USA with the cast and crew. It was picked up in film festivals in the US and abroad. The film won Best narrative feature at the Covellite International Film Festival.
In 2017, Laura moved to Rome, Italy for one year where she partnered with Airbnb Rome Experiences. She developed and launched "The Roman Darkroom" a photography workshop teaching guests from around the world how to print black and white photos using their iPhones. She has recently returned back to the states and will be setting up another darkroom experience in northern California.
Limited Edition silver gelatin prints are also available for purchase.
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