Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

She was recently awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award fora notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.

‘Laura’s remarkable ability to build trust and respect with her subjects allows her to express a gritty vulnerability that is as sincere as it is elusive to capture.’

Terry O’ Neill – photographer

2012

2nd Prize Commercial Advertising Sony World Photography Award
Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award 2012

 

2011

1st place Fine Art Nudes – Lucies International Professional Photography Awards
2nd Place Advertising Campaign – Lucies International Professional Photography
Best n Show – Lucies International Professional Photography Awards
Shortlist AOP awards

 

2010

1st Place Portraits Singles – World Press Photo Awards
1st Place Best in Show – Foto8 Host Summer Show
Winner Magenta Foundation
3rd Place Terry O’Neill Award
Shortlist Fotovisura Grant
Finalist New York Photo Festival Awards
Finalist Art of Photography Show San Diego

 

2009

Winner Magenta Foundation
Winner D&AD Adobe Future Creative Bursary
Winner UK Single Image – Lens Culture Award
Finalist BJP Project Assistance Awards
Finalist Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize
Finalist Art of Photography Show San Diego

 

2008

1st Place Next Perspective
Runner Up Cork Street Open Show
Runner Up Shots Photography Competition Member – YPU
New Talent Nikon Discovery Awards
Judges Choice Nikon Discovery Awards
Shortlisted Terry O’Neill Awards
Shortlisted Royal Photographic Awards 
Nominated Hotshoe
Nominated D&AD Student Awards

 

GROUP SHOWS

International Print Exhibition, University of Brighton Graduate Show
Photo Fringe ‘Bystander’ Collective Exhibition

Cork Street Open Show 2009,2010,2011

Terry O’Neill Awards Group Show

The Independent Photographers Gallery

International Art of Photography Show, San Diego

Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery

The World Press Photo Contest, The Royal Festival Hall and then World Tour

Host Gallery Summer Show

The Magenta Foundation Toronto, Canada

Hereford Photography Festival

Women in Art Photography Taschen London Humble Arts

AOP Awards, The Truman Brewery London

QUAD Gallery Hijacked, Derby

QUAD Gallery Hijacked, Sydney, Australia

Save The Children Other Lives Touring Exhibition, Houses of Parliament, Somerset House

Sony World Photography Awards Somerset House

Passage ForumMeyrin – Geneva

SOLO SHOWS

 

Laura Pannack ‘A Collection’ Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff

YBN, One and a Half Gallery, London

British Journal of Photography
Hotshoe
Hijacked
Grazia
Boat
Women in Prison
Taylor Wessing Prize Annual
World Press Photo Annual
Dazed & Confused
Royal Photographic Society Annual
The Magenta Foundation Annual
The Guardian Weekend
The Sunday Telegraph
The Saturday Telegraph
The Sunday Times
The Independent Review
Le Monde
Wall St Journal
FT Weekend
Foto8
Story
Le Monde
WIG
Purpose
Creative Review – ‘ One To Watch ‘

Central Office of Information – Childrens Workforce Development Council
The Arts Council
Stella
Grazia
The Telegraph Weekend
The Guardian Weekend
The Sunday Times
The Independent Review
ES Weekend
Red
Seven
The FT Weekend
Buck
Dazed & Confused
The Wall Street Journal
The New Statesman
NYT Little
NRC
NZZ
Time Out
Le Monde
M
The Photographer’s Gallery London
Straight Talking
YOTA Telecommunications
Fairbbridge
LPA
Moshi Moshi Records
D&AD
OXFAM International
Save The Children
The Mental Health Foundation
180 Amsterdam
Accenture
TIME
Dove
Barclays

BBC Bitesize
The British Youth Council
The World Press Photo awards Amsterdam
The Scottish Parliament
London College of Communication
Manchester Burton College
Portsmouth University
Falmouth University
Newport University
Christ Church University
University of Westminster
University of Creative Arts
Nottingham Trent University
Click Click Anniversary
Third Floor Gallery
Vision BJP 2011
Somerset House – Save The Children
Sony World Photography Organisation Festival
Media Mash portfolio reviews and artist talk – London
Panel Discussion Strand Gallery
Mini Click
Media Mash talk and portfolio reviews
Brighton Photo Fringe – the relationship between photographer & Subject workshop
Polaroid workshop with Rhiannon Adam
The Frontline Club – World Photography Organisation
PhotoFusion – Sony panel discussion/student day