Laurie Toby Edison – Women En Large and Familiar Men (2001)

Documentary (19:59) about photographer Laurie Toby Edison by John Wells. Filmed in Kyoto and Osaka Japan in August, 2001.

Laurie Toby Edison speaks with Rebecca Jennison about her creative practice in conjunction with the exhibition “Meditations on the Body” at the Osaka National Museum of Art in Japan, 2001.

Laurie Toby Edison was born in New York City. She is now based in San Francisco. She became involved in feminism in the 1970s and later in the Fat Acceptance/Size movement working with Debbie Notkin. The Women En Large project came out of that — a book, gallery exhibitions around the world which took her around the world. Laurie has published two fine art photography books:

Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes
Photographs by Laurie Toby Edison
text by Debbie Notkin
ISBN 1-885495-00-5

Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes
Photographs by Laurie Toby Edison
introduction by Michael Kimmel
text by Debbie Notkin with Richard F. Dutcher
ISBN 0-9743343-0-8