about me

Who is Laurie Santoro

Growing up in Bristol, Bucks County, the suburbs of Philadelphia, and spending much of my time as a kid fishing and biking with my brother. I began taking photos about the age of 10 when a family member gave me my first film camera.

At the age of 35, I attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia. I earned a degree in  Specialized Technology in Graphic Design while raising 2 young children and working as a hairstylist. I worked for the “Northeast Times”, and then eventually entered into the family Printing Business, Croydon, PA.

2013, I purchased my first DSLR camera and began studying everything I could get my hands on to learn the technical stuff and composition.

I participate in three (3) local Camera Clubs: Cheltenham Camera Club, Churchville Photo Club, and Bristol Photographers Club along with various Photo Walking Clubs in the City of Philadelphia. “Fairmount Photo Club”, “Photography is Medicine” and “Cityscapes”,   and Facebook group: “Create 52 Photography Project”.

 I’m having a great time shooting and meeting new people and visiting new places.  

Prize Winners
    • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2018 “Best in Show” for Photo “Birds on the Wire”.
      Placing with “Connecting Lines”, “Horse Crab swirls” and “Reflecting City Hall”.
    • Black and White Magazine finalist “Birds on the Wire”. 
    • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2019 “Best of Show” “Scratching Up”.
    • B&H#OPTIC 2020 – “Birds on the Wire” First Place in Aviary Category Judged by Lisa Langell.
    • Numerous Awards from local camera clubs

 

I have had the pleasure of showing my Images in:
  • Rydal Park,  Jenkintown, PA. 
  • Ann’s Choice  Warrington, PA. 
  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2018 “Best in Show” for Photo “Birds on the Wire”.
  • Northampton Library, PA,  exhibited “Birds on the Wire”   
  • The Delaware Rivertown’s  Project, with Bill Brokaw Photography. Frenchtown, and Lambertville, New Jersey.
  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Americana”, Doylestown, PA. 2018
  • Centre for the Arts, Bristol, PA
  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Odyssey“, Doylestown, PA 2019
  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2019 “Best of Show” “Scratching Up”
  • Northampton Library, PA,  exhibited “Scratching Up”
  • National Arts Program of Philadelphia, Displayed in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Odessy”, Doylestown, PA 2020
  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Transformations”, Doylestown, PA  2020
  • Winter Light in Black & White Project with Bill Brokaw Photography- Announced in the Bucks County Herald February 25, 2021

     


     

  •  Board member  Huntingdon Valley Camera Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

  • Competition member, Cheltenham Camera Club

  •  Noble Dentistry Abington, PA
  • Susie Sapienza, Saugus MA