about me

Hello, my name is Laurie Santoro. I grew up in Bucks County, the suburbs of Philadelphia.  Spent much of my time as a kid fishing and biking with my brother. Began taking photos about the age of 10. 

At the age of 35, I attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia, completing a 120 credit degree with 3.9 GPA in Specialized Technology in Graphic Design, while raising 2 young children and working as a hair stylist. I worked for the “Northeast Times”, and then eventually entered into the family business, “The Print Shop”, until the owner passed on and closed up the business. I have been doing freelance projects and taking continuing education classes in web design, interior design and photography.

I purchased my first DSLR in 2013, and have been studying everything I can get my hands on to learn the technical stuff.
I participate in three (3) local Camera Clubs, and two (2) Photo Walk Clubs in the City of Philadelphia. “Fairmount Photo Club” and “Cityscapes”. I’m having a great time shooting and meeting new people and visiting new places.

So Excited to see my images displayed in City Hall along with Venue Coordinator TU.#creativephl #nationalartsprogram#nationalart #artincityhall #artincityhallphl #lauriesantorophorograhy #lauriesantoro #cheltenhamcameraclub #cityofphiladelphia #cityhall ...

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Fishtown freeze with #icesculpture #icesculpturephilly #iceicephilly #fishtown #icedsculptures #lauriesantorophorograhy #lauriesantoro #cheltenhamcameraclub #cityofphiladelphia #riverscasino #chainsawcarving #chainsaw#makita #makitatools ...

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Not sure what type of plant this is, It looks like a lily pad on a rock. ...

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I am proud to say I have 2 images exhibiting in City Hall, Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia is celebrating the 20th Annual National Arts Program Art Contest and Exhibition for City employees and their families at City Hall. This exhibit—on display from December 9, 2019, to January 24, 2020—is presented by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s (OACCE) Art in City Hall program, in partnership with the National Arts Program (NAP) Foundation. ...

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The leaves were the winners today on a photowalk at the Penny Pack Environmental Center. ...

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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”.
  • “Birds on the Wire”  exhibited at the Northampton Library, PA
  • The Delaware Rivertowns  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 “Odessy”, Doylestown, PA 2019
  • Black and White Magazine finalist “Birds on the Wire”
  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2019 “Best of Show” “Scratching Up”
  • “Scratching Up”,  exhibited  at the Northampton Library, PA
  • City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

     


     

  •  Board member for Huntingdon Valley Camera Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
  •  Noble Dentistry Abington, PA