’I learn most when I walk with a camera; about myself and the company I share. I engage. I stop mentally. I listen.’
Laura Pannack is a London-based, award-winning photographer. Renowned for her portraiture and social documentary artwork, she seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
Pannack’s work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide, including at The National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, The Royal Festival Hall and the Houses of Parliament.
Driven by research-led, self-initiated projects, Pannack seeks to fully understand the lives of those she captures on film in order to portray them as truthfully as possible. Perceiving “time, trust and understanding” to be the key elements to achieving this, many of her projects develop over several years. Pannack always chooses to shoot with analogue film on her personal projects.
Her work has received much acclaim and won numerous awards, among which are the John Kobal Award ,Juliet Margaret Cameron award, Prix de la photographie , World Press Photo and the Vic Odden award.
In addition to her own practice, Pannack lectures, critiques and teaches at universities, workshops and festivals around the world, and in 2015, judged the portrait category in World Photo Press Awards in Amsterdam.
Winner Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018
Winner Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie Prize 2017
Hariban finalist 2017/2018
Portrait of Britain finalist 2017
Getty images Prestige grant - Youth without age, life without death’-2016
Director’s Choice Sante Fe Center Awards-2016
John Kobal Award – The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Prize 2014
Sony World Photography Award 2012
Royal Photographic Society Vic Odden Award 2012
1st place Fine Art Nudes /Best n Show – Lucies International Professional Photography Awards
1st Place Portraits Singles – World Press Photo Awards 2010
1st Place Best in Show – Foto8 Host Summer Show
Finalist New York Photo Festival Awards
Finalist Art of Photography Show San Diego
Winner Magenta Foundation – 2009, 2010
Winner D&AD Adobe Future Creative Bursary
Winner UK Single Image – Lens Culture Award 2009,2015
Finalist Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize -2009, 2014
PAD Paris 2017
Francesca Maffeo Gallery ‘Youth without age, life without death- chapter 1′
White Cloth Gallery
YBN, One and a Half Gallery, London
Laura Pannack ‘A Collection’ Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff
Galerie esther woerdehoff - France
Galleifet art center - France
Masion de la photographie - France
Arret sur l'image galerie - France
Magazzini Fotografici - Naples
The Saatchi Gallery London From Selfie to Self-Expression
Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery
Design and development by CC-17 studio.
Save The Children Other Lives Touring Exhibition, Houses of Parliament, Somerset House
Sony World Photography Awards Somerset House
Passage Forum Meyrin – Geneva
Photoville 2016 NYC
Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe
The Independent Photographers Gallery
International Art of Photography Show, San Diego
The World Press Photo Contest, The Royal Festival Hall and World Tour
Host Gallery Summer Show
The Magenta Foundation Toronto, Canada
Hereford Photography Festival
QUAD Gallery Hijacked, Sydney, Australia & Derby UK<