Lori Dagley moved to Idaho in 1995 after receiving her BFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 2003 she and her husband began flying a 1969 Piper Cherokee.
Her aerial landscape photography is currently on display at the Herrett Center, College of Southern Idaho, October 20, 2015 to January 23, 2016.
“[Professor Arthur C. Danto, art critic for The Nation] was looking for originality and individual vision, he said. In the end, there were pieces that reflected what he thought might be an Idaho sensibility. ‘For example, there was a photographer I admired tremendously (Lori Dagley, Boise),’ he said. ‘I picked five out of six of her pieces. They were Idaho landscape. I thought it was very high quality photography. That person could have a show at any national center for photography without any problem. She had a vision of Idaho I thought was pretty interesting.’”
excerpt from “Art of the Triennial” by Dana Oland
Idaho Statesman, January 20, 2005
“…the notable exception being Lori Dagley’s giclée prints of aerial views of Southern Idaho and Wyoming. […] Dagley’s soaring vertiginous panoramas have a painterly quality of their own, allowing us (in her words) to ‘forget our own bodies.’”
excerpt from “Idaho, NY: Idaho Triennial 2004” by Christopher Schnoor,
Boise Weekly, January 12, 2005