September 15, 2007

Laurie Long


I just heard that Laurie Long died quite suddenly of heart failure, during treatment for lung cancer, on Thursday, September 13. Laurie is in black in the photo with (L to R) M. Simon Levin, Piotr Adamczyk, and Kevin Hamilton. I remember when Laurie came to my cabin during one of her trips to Champaign-Urbana from Vancouver, and the stories she told of animals and growing up, as we walked along the levee and through the woods. She was very excited to see cardinals.
She and Simon did so many interesting things, both here and in Australia, in Canada, and California. I am thinking of the film loop from their work in the Australian salt flats…what an eerie, gorgeous, damaged landscape seen from the air. It was mesmerizing.
What a loss.

One thought on “Laurie Long

  1. Hi,

    I was looking for a long lost friend named Laurie Long. Its been many years since I last saw her and was wondering if the Laurie you wrote of is the one I lost contact with. My old friend Laurie grew up in Calgary and studied film at Simon Fraser U in the nineties. Sadly, the picture you posted looks like her.

    I’m hoping that the Laurie you have written about and her passing in 2007 is not my old friend. Please reply.

    Thanks.
    Mirella.

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