|About the Artist:
Laura pannack biography
In 2010 Laura recently received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards , best in show at the Host foto 8 show and 3rd prize for the Terry O Neill awards.
Her work has also won and been shortlisted for a total of 19 other awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited world-wide. These awards include first place in the Hotshoe International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and a winner of The Magenta Foundation Award 2009 and 2010. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including being shown in The National Portrait Gallery in London and the Royal Fetival Hall.
Laura was selected as a YPU member and is on Talentpool on the D&AD website having being commended for her work on Alzheimer's in the D&AD awards. Some of her clients and publications include The Telegraph Weekend, The Sunday Times, The Guardian Weekend, The Mental Health Foundation, The COI, Save the Children, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Seesaw Magazine, Hotshoe and BJP.
Despite being very comfortable working digitally, for her personal projects Laura still shoots on 120 film, refusing to part with her beloved Bronica 645.
Laura was recently profiled as the photographer in the Creative Review’s edition of – ‘ One to watch for 2011
'Pannack gives great insight into her subjects' lives using a great simplicity which belies great maturity in portrait technique' [Lawrence Watts / Action Aid]