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L A U R A M C P H E E
VIRGINIA BEAHAN and LAURA MCPHEE met in an introduction to photography class at Princeton taught by Emmet Gowin in 1977. McPhee went on to receive an MFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Beahan later studied at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, also obtaining an MFA in photography.
With their 8 x 10 inch large-format view camera, Beahan and McPhee have traveled throughout the world documenting man's impact on the natural environment. Their first collaborative series No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment is a meditation on the relationship between "nature and the human hand."