Laura Hartford is an Associate Professor of Art at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She teaches photography and digital art and serves as an Associate Dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences. She has a background in fine art and commercial media production, including credits as an Associate Producer of video programs for Donna Lawrence Productions, where she managed short form documentary projects for museums and visitor centers. She holds an M.F.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington and is the recipient of grants for art and teaching from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Society for Photographic Education, and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Her work is included in both private and institutional collections at the University of Louisville Photographic Archives, the Kinsey Institute, the Preus Museum of Photography in Horten Norway, and the William Henry Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, where she served as an artist in residence.