Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack
https://laurapannack.com/

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.