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About Lansing Simonds Moran

The Reverend Lansing Simonds Moran is a retired hospital chaplain...

whose mission has been the integration of her path as a visual artist and nature photographer within her vocation as an ordained minister. She is a passionate advocate in the field of spiritual ecology. Her photography explores our spiritual relationship to place.

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Lansing wanders in natural landscapes with her vintage SX70 Polaroid Camera...

(now extinct except for the heroic efforts of  The Impossible Project). With her altered Polaroid  images she attempts to capture moments in time and place. She loves the hands-on intimacy and the meditative focus this process requires.

Born in New York City and raised on the East Coast, she has lived in many soulful landscapes over the years including Paris, San Francisco, Bermuda, Nassau, Palm Beach and Honolulu. She has called coastal California home for the last fifteen years. She attended the Sorbonne, Columbia University, and has a graduate Divinity degree from Harvard University.

She has worked in several mediums: the book arts, jewelry design, and photography. Her works have been exhibited in New York at the Kruger Gallery, The New York Public Library, J.H. Duffy and Sons Gallery, P.S.1 in Long Island City, as well as, venues in New Orleans and Miami. In 1986 she was one of nine artists chosen for a limited edition poster for the Central Park Biennial: A Juried Photography Exhibition and, in 1998, she was selected for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Center.

Credits in Publications have included The New York Times, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Vogue, Harper’s Bazzar, The Palm Beach Daily News, Women’s Wear Daily, and the Who’s Who of American Women. She was among the first women members of the Grolier Club in New York, which now houses the Lansing Moran Photographic Collection of Contemporary Bookbinding.