Driven by research-led, self-initiated projects, Laura 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, helping her achieve a genuine connection between herself and her sitter and allowing her to capture the intimacy, shared ideas and shared experiences of this relationship.
Pannack’s work has been extensively exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, including at The National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, the Royal Festival Hall and the Houses of Parliament. She has won numerous awards, including the John Kobal Award, Vic Odden prize,World Photo Press Awards and the HSBC Prix de la Photographie prize. In addition to her own practice, Pannack lectures, critiques and teaches around the world.
Pannack is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until the 30th of September. You can follow her @laurapannack and see more of her work at laurapannack.com.