March 2013



My Baby, Havana

Artist’s Statement

Cuba feels like a slowly thawing iceberg. Known as an anachronism; a country in decay with strong remnants of the international community that once resided there. Today, change is progressively underfoot. I want my imagery to capture a society and its culture while the key elements that have defined it for dozens if not hundreds of years are still intact. I believe that in this series, Cuba-Just in Time the warmth of the people, the color, architecture, and beautiful light are as they have always been.




Culture and customs are rapidly being abandoned or diluted by the flattening of the world. Many are in pursuit of a better life. This can be readily understood, yet it comes at a price. Lorrie’s quest as she sets out is to capture and communicate the essence of a culture: the uniqueness, mystery and beauty seen in the indigenous people and their environment before it is changed or lost forever.

Lorrie started exploring photography over 30 years ago after being exposed to it by a friend. Eight years ago Lorrie chose to pursue her true passion, photography, full time. After graduating from the Image Program at the Creative Circus, Atlanta, Georgia, Lorrie continues to travel to remote locations to capture culture in this rapidly changing world.

Most recently Lorrie returned from a 2-week photo expedition to Cuba photographing a people and culture that has been frozen in time for the last 30 years. This portfolio titled, Cuba-Just in Time may be viewed on her website. Similarly you can experience the all but eliminated Tibetan Culture in her portfolio: Tibet-Remnants of a Fleeting Past. The same is also true for Myanmar/Burma.

Lorrie regularly does photographic work for NGO (non-profit organizations) particularly focused on the issues and the needs of women and children in the U.S. and abroad. She has self-published a book titled, The Women of Southeast Asia, and is the Key Photographer for a book titled, Meeting in the Middle, on behalf of Guatemala and the University of Pennsylvania,

Lorrie has been recognized by: Canon Professional Network, Editors Choice, Monica Allende, January 2010; Smithsonian magazine, Photo of the Day; Planet magazine, Global Travel Photo Contest, July 2011; two selections in the permanent collection “A New Outlook on the World” at the Shepherd Center Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia; Daily News juried by Julian Cox, previously curator of photography at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Jane Jackson, curator of the Sir Elton John photography collection.