Upcoming Events 2018

Current – 2019

Installation – Participating Photographer  (8 photographs)

“City of Hope, Resurrection City”

Museum of American History

Washington, D.C.

Current – 2019

MLK 50

Participating Photographer

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee


Current – rights to use until 2024

Canadian Museum of Immigration – Pier 21

1 Photograph of immigration counselling

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Permanent Collection

National African American Museum of African American History & Culture

(22 photographs)

Washington, D.C.

Currently in Production

Film: My Time’s Coming: Story of the Punks

Participating Photographer

Production partially in Toronto 

Current – indefinite 

Photograph of The Velvet Underground, 1969 

Unlovable Bar, 1415B Dundas W.




March 23, 2018

Photographs of Women by Women 1972

Exhibition created by Women’s Photography Coop

Catalogue published by Coach House Press.

Display with a discussion between Laura Jones, June Clark, Pamela Harris, and Lisa Steele

Ad Lib

Toronto Arts &  Letters Club

December, 2017-January 6, 2018

The Big Classy, Small Works

Group show – including 5 recent photographs by Laura  Jones

Toronto Arts & Letters Club


February 9, 2018

Panel Discussion with video about Laura Jones

“Eyes and Ears on Activism”

University of Virginia 

Charlottesville, Virginia

February 10, 2018

In-studio interview with Laura Jones

Apropos of Something

Resist Radio

Charlottesville, Virginia

Feb. 12, 2018

Video about Laura Jones and the Poor Peoples Campaign

For use by Prof. Ed Gibson 

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

— Past events 2017

Six Of The Best – Photographic History:

The Photographic Historical Society of Canada’s monthly presentation. 

Laura Jones is one of six speakers. She will show slides and talk about the history of the Baldwin Street Gallery of Photography, Canada’s first privately run photography gallery.

Other  illustrated talks on Canadian photography from 1867-2017 featuring wet plate photography, , 3D images, history of documentary photography, rooftopping and Atlantic Provinces photographers.

June 21, 2017,   7:00pm FREE,

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St , Toronto (conveniently indoor walk from North York Centre subway

East York Cultural Hot Spot

Creativity from the Stacks

Walter Stewart Library

Dozens of cultural events will take place in the parks, libraries, community centres on the streets. East End Writers’ Group members emerge beyond the S. Walter Stewart Library stacks to share their creativity in the library’s auditorium. Hosted by group founder Sharon A. Crawford.

JoinGia Petric  (sample writing critique session) Nishe Catherine (creative non-fiction and poetry), Gail Murray (travel memoir) Laura Jones (photography and memoir), Nicholas Nanos (singing and song writing), Lee Parpart (poetry), Paola Ferrante (short fiction), Shane Joseph (comedy skit) and Sharon A. Crawford (comedy skit)

June 28, 2017 .    6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. Reception;  7.15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mixed Media Presentation  9 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Mix and Mingle



Sanctuary, An American’s Border-crossing Tale.  

Zoomer magazine’s May, 2017  issue includes a 2 page article about Laura as told to Suzanne Bowness


Family History Through Photography

an AdLib event

Friday, May 12, 7:00 in the third floor studio, Free

Toronto Arts & Letters Club http://www.artsandlettersclub.ca

Jack Gilbert and Laura Jones introduced their family histories through photography. Jack will present his 70th birthday video (includes his fascinating family history).  Jack is a retired lawyer whose family has been continuously in the photography business in Toronto since 1922 when his father arrived from the Ukraine. Photography By Jack Gilbert

Laura Jones' great grandmother as a child. Laura Barlow Reed

Daguerreotype of Laura Jones’ great grandmother as a child.    Laura Barlow Reed

Although one of Laura’s relatives took tintypes, most of  her family photos are by non relatives. She brought some early photographic processes including daguerreotypes,  ambrotypes, tin types, and carte de visits. She discussed researching her family history and the nitrate negatives from 1888, long forgotten and rediscovered. Now beautifully printed by Marco Buonocore

Mandan, North Dakota

Mandan,  Dakota Territories 1888 photos taken by Lyman N. Cary

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 Baldwin Village

Laura Jones Photographer, solo photography show

March 5-31, 2017

Toronto Arts & Letters Club

The exhibition included both original vintage silver gelatin prints and modern giclee prints of the Toronto’s multi-cultural Baldwin St. neighbourhood.

Laura Jones with (miniature ) Club President John Goddard

Laura Jones
with miniature  Club President John Goddard


Club Night Dinner,  solo photography show and group art show openings

Art Show Club Opening—Laura Jones celebrates her anniversary of 50 years in Canada, having arrived with an American “draft dodger” to establish a new home here, in 1967. Along with introducing the exhibition itself, Baldwin Village: An Immigrant Experience, 1967, Laura will present a 4-minute animated film and talk about her experience opening a photography gallery in the dynamic, multi-cultural block of Baldwin, between McCaul and Beverley.

Laura Jones at Members and Guests Dinner

Laura Jones
at Members and Guests Dinner











Movement Photographs


Unlovable Gallery

Unlovable Gallery










Nov. 27, 2016

Image Fair

Photographic Historical Society of Canada

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto

14 Elm St.

This is a new venue, a smaller show, but in a centrally located beautiful historic building. November  Image Fair is in addition to the large May and October Photographica Fairs held at Trident Hall, 145 Evans Ave. Toronto. The Photographica Fair  has extensive cameras and equipment and some images


Poor People’s Campaign

Laura Jones Photographer, solo photography show

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Sept.21,  2015 – May, 2016

Laura giving tour of her photos at the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Laura giving tour of her photos at the Ontario Human Rights Commission on the International Day of Peace.












Black Ontario Public Service  Employees Network – Catalysts of Change

Black Liberation, There and Then, Here and Now

February 29. 2016

Laura Jones speaking at Catalysts for Change

Laura Jones speaking at Catalysts for Change









Social Documentary Photography

Claude Watson School of the Arts

February, 2016

Laura Jones Guest Speaker with Journalism classes at Claude Watson School for the Arts, Toronto

Laura Jones Guest Speaker with Journalism classes at Claude Watson School for the Arts, Toronto









The Art of Protest

Laura Jones

Laura Jones

an Ad Lib Event at the Arts & Letters Club

June 19, 2015

AdLib The Art of Protest Crowd photo by Vanessa Tamburro

Guests at AdLib The Art of Protest 
photo by Vanessa Tamburro

The content of the evening included American Civil Rights photos by Laura Jones, John Phillips, (1945-2010)  and Morgan Jones Phillips.  The night also included a rough cut video taken in March 2015  in Selma by Bennett Jones Phillips and Lisa Pereira and a spoken word piece by Laura with her grandson Zenon Phillips playing the piano.


Photos were everywhere - all over the art room

Photos were  all over the studio  photo by Vanessa Tamburro















EXILE: From Baldwin to Berlin: Photographs by Corey Glass & Laura Jones

Monday May 11, 2015

Portland Room @ The Spoke Club 600 King St. W. Toronto

Sponsored by the War Resisters Support Campaign and Friends of Corey Glass


Baldwin Street is a well known immigrant reception neighbourhood. One wave of immigrants were war resisters from the Vietnam War.  Laura Jones and John Phillips were part of that community.

Corey Glass didn’t find Canada as welcoming as the earlier war resisters. He faced deportation and left for Berlin.

Although Canada did not officially support the Vietnam War or the Iraq War, the Canadian government welcomed the first group and did not welcome the second.

Laura Jones photo  Peace Bridge/Peace flag



HOT SHOTS Photo Display


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Arts & Letters Club 14 Elm St. Toronto

“ Hot Shots”, a juried group show,  will be viewable to the public during “Doors Open”  If you haven’t been to the Arts & Letters Club, this is a chance to take a look and to see a photography exhibit taken by club members. Five of Laura Jones’ photos are included in this exhibit. She also participated in three previous Arts & Letters Club juried “Hot Shots” shows. One year she displayed lenticular 3D images.




Power, People & Possibilities: Social and Environmental Justice in South Riverdale, Leslieville and Riverside

May 2, 2015   11:00 am

Jane’s Walk

Here’s the reminder from Councillor Paula Fletcher
May 2 at 11am, please join me and special guests on our walk “Power, People & Possibilities: Social & Environmental Justice in South Riverdale, Leslieville & Riverside” which uncovers the history of social and environmental justice in South Riverdale, Leslieville and Riverside… Special Guest Speakers include: Jim Houston, former Executive Director of the Ralph Thornton Centre and long-time community activist. Jim’s deep-rooted knowledge of organizing and community mobilization brings light to opportunities for change. Brian Smith.was the CEO of WoodGreen Community services, for 36 years… a champion for affordable housing and strong social services in South Riverdale…Laura Jones,  former City Councillor and School Trustee for Riverdale. As a community organizer with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre in the early 90s, she helped activate residents on environmental issues, resulting the largest cleanup of contaminated soil to date in North America.

Don’t miss this exciting walk. I hope to see you there,
Councillor Paula Fletcher
Ward 30 – Toronto Danforth




50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March


March 6-9, 2015

After 50 years, social inequality continues and the need for raising awareness and protest continues.

After 50 years, social inequality continues and the need for raising awareness and protest continues.

Selfies in Selma

Participants Taking Selfies in Selma



Bennett Jones Phillips at Selma Interpretive Center looking at John F. Phillips' photo of Jimmy Webb

Bennett Jones Phillips at Selma Interpretive Center looking at John F. Phillips’ photo of Jimmy Webb

Morgan Phillips and his son Zenon Phillips standing by John F Phillips photo of Selma march in 1965

Morgan Phillips and his son Zenon Phillips standing by John F Phillips’  photo of Selma march in 1965






The Old Book and Paper Show – “Toronto’s biggest one-day ‘Vintage print-fest’ “

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bennett Jones Phillips and I will be selling rare and collectible images  at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto. 10am – 4pm. Admission $8. www.antiqueshowscanada.com  This is our third show at this location. It’s a friendly event and well worth going.

The Photographic Historical Society of Canada’s  Image Show.

We (Bennett Jones Phillips and Laura) will be selling vintage and giclee prints; books, and photographica

April 28t, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion #101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto. 10am – 3pm. Admission $7.   www.phsc.ca



Early Canadian Women Photographers

Etobicoke Camera Club

March 4, 2013

After a short discussion of  club business, Laura will speak about historical Canadian women photographers and show a selection of her own work.   Guests are welcome.

Humber Valley United Church , 76 Anglesey Boulevard, (East of Islington Avenue and north of Rathburn Road) Etobicoke