Visual & Media Arts Faculty

Lauren Shaw

Professor (1972)

B.V.A. Georgia State University
M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design

Lauren Shaw

Lauren Shaw is a well-known photographer and documentary filmmaker whose work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States: Getty Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Institute Chicago, Library of Congress, Farnsworth and Newark Museums. Her short documentary film "A Drop in the Bucket" won numerous awards and screened at film festivals and museums across the US. She is presently working on full length documentary, "Angkor's Children."

She is the recipient of two National Endowment Regional Grants, LEF Foundation Grant, and 12 Faculty Advancement Fund Grants. She was the first recipient of the Irma Stearns Mann Award at Emerson in 1993. She won the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award: Santa Fe Center for Photography, 2004. Her photo exhibition Maine Women: Living on the Land premiered at the Farnsworth Museum and traveled widely throughout the United States. The accompanying book, Maine Women: Living on the Land included an introduction by well-known art critic Lucy Lippard.


Office: Ansin 1101

Phone: 8289


Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.