Lauren Hare is a portrait photographer and working artist based in Portland, Oregon. Hare is best known for her work with color, her medium and large format slide work, her fine art prints, her still life portrait series, and her See Her portrait series of women through the elder years.
Hare is a semifinalist in the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian, has her series ‘Striving for Excellence’ in the latest issue of print photography magazine She Shoots Film, and currently has work from her Still Life Portrait series on display at Blue Sky Gallery through April 2019. Hare was also a finalist in PhotoVogue Festival for show ‘Embracing Diversity’ 2018, has been featured on SF Museum of Modern Art's websites, is a gold artist on Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue platform, and in August of 2017, Hare was the Gold Artist in ArtAscent International Arts and Literature Journal.
All of Hare’s work is motivated by the nuances of human psychology, and a hefty amount of her photographic mind/soul works to create meaningful work addressing sexism and ageism in art and visual culture. Lauren is a self-taught artist and her educational background was in psychology and is an honors graduate from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon. Her self-designed degree Imagery-Sustained Healing examined the practical benefits of self-portrait photography as a therapeutic practice and non-verbal based form of self-expression.
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