Cammie Toloui was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a degree in photojournalism from San Francisco State University, where she also taught photography.
Her work as a documentary photographer has taken her to Russia, inside ambulances, strip clubs and other public/private worlds.
Her work has shown in London’s Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Camerawork Gallery and with Wight Art Gallery in Los Angeles, among other places.
She was awarded the New York Times Award for Excellence in Photojournalism, The Greg Robinson Memorial Photojournalism Scholarship and was honored to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop.
In 2021 her book of the Lusty Lady series $5 for 3 Minutes was published by Void
She continues to document her life and uncover taboos through her photography, her jewelry and her band the Yeastie Girlz.
2022 "On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work"group show, Lusty Lady Series, Handwerker Gallery, Ithica, New York
2019 "Five Dollars for Three Minutes" solo show, Lusty Lady Series, Colour Index Agency, London
2019 Mission Artists United Open Studios group show, The Brown Twins, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco USA
2018 “Nature Morte” group show, from the Xmas Tree series, Guildhall Art Gallery, London UK
2017 “AnonymX - The End of the Privacy Era” group show, Lusty Lady Series, Museum of Art, Haifa Israel
2013 “Streets of London” solo show, street photography series, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco USA
2010 “Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera” Lusty Lady Series (Milk Squirt, The Couple), Tate Modern, London UK
2007-2008 “In the Fullness of Time” group show, Lusty Lady Series (images Milk Kiss, Bear Whiz, Couple, Cop in Lingerie) Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco USA
2006 “Interloper” solo show, Mythos Gallery, Iowa City USA
2005 “Unzipped” group show, Lusty Lady Series and Addicted image from Penis Pain series. Chait Gallery, Iowa City USA
1996 group show, 848 Divisadero Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1994 SF Camerawork Gallery, Lusty Lady Series, San Francisco, USA
1994 PS122, Lusty Lady Series, New York City, USA
1994 “Bad Girls” group show, Lusty Lady Series, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, USA
1993 Mark I. Chester Gallery, “Russian Punks”, San Francisco, USA
1992 Mark I. Chester Gallery, Lusty Lady Series, San Francisco, USA