Laura Pannack (b.1985) is a London based photographer educated at Central Saint Martins, LCC and University of Brighton BA Hons. Renowned for her portraiture and social documentary work, she seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
Her work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Her artwork has received much acclaim and won numerous awards, among which are the John Kobal Award, Vic Odden prize, World Photo Press Awards, Juliet Margaret Cameron award, The Sony World photo awards, and the HSBC Prix de la Photographie prize.
Her art focuses exploring the complex relationship between subject and photographer. Many of the projects focus on youth and time. She blends her passion for psychology and creativity and often collaborates with a range of practitioners. She believes the process is always built on a shared experience… READ MORE
According to travel psychology, the appearance of similarity between any two places is directly proportional to the distance between them.
Often the most striking similarities are the ones we find – according to travel psychology – on the other side of the world. Inspired by this notion I focused my attention on two communities either side of the Earth to continue my exploration of youth.
The locations selected were The Cracker in Tipton, UK and Topside in Gagebrook, Tasmania. Keeping my focus tight I positioned myself at the key meeting places where young people would flock to socialise.
The uncanny often-subtle parallels are a stark reminder that youth is universal and growing up in a tight nit community brings often-predictable trends, relationships and behaviours… READ MORE
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