Lara Jo Regan is a photographer whose diverse career spans the magazine, book, film, fine art and journalistic worlds.
She honed her skills as a regular contributor to the world’s leading publications such as TIME, Newsweek and LIFE, winning many of the field’s top honors including numerous Communication Arts and American Photography accolades, NPPA Pictures of the Year awards and the coveted World Press Photo of the Year.
Over the past three decades, Regan has produced one of the most extensive collections of Southern California photography in existence documenting its human and cultural landscape.
Her full-page photo column, “Lara Jo Regan’s SIGHTS UNSCENE” is a regular feature in Artillery, a Los Angeles-based arts magazine. She has authored six books of dog photography published by Random House, W.W. Norton and Myth and Matter Media.
Her longstanding passion for documentary photography has recently extended to editing and curating topic-driven books and shows as well as exploring ways to reinvigorate the presentation of real-world imagery into more immersive, conceptual and cinematic realms.
Regan’s work has been exhibited throughout the world and is part of many public and private collections.
For therapeutic relief she turns to nature and animals, an inadvertent successful sideline.