As a mother of nine children, Laura Bennett spent many years moving to the rhythm of others and keeping order in a somewhat chaotic world. During that time she earned B.A. degrees in Journalism and Studio Art from Humboldt State University in California. Her MFA is from the University of Houston.
Bennett has taught all levels of photography, as well as photo history and history of women artists. She gives workshops and offers individual instruction out of her studio in Auburn, California in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains.
Bennett uses an old Gundlach 8 x 10 , as well as an early version Hasselblad. In addition to traditional gelatin silver and alternative processes, Bennett also enjoys scanning antique glass negatives, film, objects and ephemera for transformation in the computer and for creating digital negatives.