Laura Jean Zito Biography

Laura Jean Zito 
Laura Jean Zito,  Harvard University Honors graduate, worked years as a photographer for NBC Network News, NYC, and as unit still photographer on feature films, classics such as "Breakin'". Published in numerous books and magazines including “Cultural Survival Quarterly,” she is working on several book projects for upcoming publication.
Ms. Zito curated exhibitions at her gallery, Fotoforum, at 575 5th Avenue at 47th Street, NYC, for several years, and a group show at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires: “Fotoforum : 25 New York Photographers.” She curated an exhibition of paintings and photographs in March, 2009 at Broadway Gallery NYC called “Relief,” viewable online via this link:
Most recently, she curated "Art of the Garden" at the Haverford Township Free Library, a show of 100+ artists and more than 250 works, running till June 21, 2011. The show is viewable online at and on YouTube by placing the words" Laura Jean Zito" in the search bar.

Ms. Zito is the first American woman to win the GRAND PRIZE in the Nikon Photography Contest International (NPCI). Among her numerous awards, she has won purchase prizes for the permanent collections of the James A. Michener Museum, the AKC Museum of the Dog, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work was recently in a show at the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis of the winners of "Best in Show" at the "Art Show at the Dog Show" for the past 25 years.
Ms. Zito was awarded “BEST IN SHOW” for the Body of Work at the 2004 Merchantville Art Fair, at the 2003 Rose Tree Art Show, and at the 2002 Cape May Art Show, a first medal of any kind for photography in this show.
She  won the Juror’s Award from Michelle Dunn Marsh, the head of “Aperture” in the Center for Fine Art Photography’s “Street Photography.”
She won the juror's award in the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s “Photography Show,”  as well as their Photography Prize for "Art of the Flower."
Recent shows include the Trenton Museum’s “Ellarslie Open,” the “Art of the State 2010” at the State Museum of PA, and ”Glimpses in Time” at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, CA in honor of Imogen Cunningham. The book published from this show and the two previous "Glimpses in Time " shows to honor Manuel Alvarez Bravo and James Van Der Zee are available to view and purchase on BLURB:
Ms. Zito's work is online at in ”The New Normal”, curated by Edward Robinson of the Moma.
She is currently working on finishing the writing of her books, about the Sinai, about Ireland, and about Trees.