Aubrey Edwards

Aubrey Edwards is a New Orleans-based portrait photographer and educator. Edwards was an award-winning, primary music photographer for the alt-weekly Austin Chronicle from 2004-2008; her present client list includes the United Nations, Magnolia Pictures, Playboy, SPIN, XXL and Comedy Central.

She taught photography/videography in low-income NYC public schools and with continuing adult education; she is the founder of the Veterans Photo Project, providing therapeutic photo workshops to homeless veterans in Brooklyn and New Orleans. Her past work in the crescent city includes guest lecturing with the University of New Orleans photo department, conducting workshops with the New Orleans Kid Camera Project, and completing an artist residency with Louisiana Artworks.

She opened her collaborative exhibition, Where They At: New Orleans Bounce and Hip Hop in Words and Pictures, at the Smithsonian-affiliated Ogden Museum of Southern Art, has traveled it through the US, and recently exhibted at Berlin's Direktorenhaus. In Spring 2011, Edwards finished an International artist residency, with funding from Singapore's National Arts Council, photographing and interviewing within the country's transgendered community. Her present ongoing project, Letters From the Backside, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Story Project, documents racetrack life at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

Edwards is an active member of several artist collectives, including organizational and blogging duties with Constance, and is the founder of Southerly Gold: an all-female photographer ensemble celebrating images of the South.

Edwards has gypsy blood, is an avid cyclist/motorcyclist, tap dances and bartends on the side, and is finishing her requisites to be a master diver.