Laura Israel

  • Laura Israel was born in New Jersey and after earning a degree in film from NYU, she edited music videos for Lou Reed, Keith Richards, David Byrne, New Order, Patti Smith, Ziggy Marley, Sonic Youth and many others.

    Laura has been Robert Frank’s editor for over a decade. She is currently completing post production on a documentary about the legendary photographer and filmmaker. Her editing credits also include director Stephanie Black’s feature documentary Africa Unite; Life For a Child directed by Academy Award-nominated DP Ed Lachman; and Music of Regret, by photographer Laurie Simmons. She has also worked on advertising and television promo campaigns that have garnered AICP awards, International Film and TV awards, a GLAAD award, an Emmy award, and a Monitor award for editing. The location of her wonderful, tucked-away home in upstate New York inspired her first feature documentary film, Windfall.

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