Laura Pannack

My art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

I am driven by research-led, self-initiated projects that push me both as an artist and as an individual. I need to question what I don’t understand and access the worlds closed off to me. I am drawn to adventure, I want to roam and play with the limitations and dynamics of photography as an art and as an act.

I largely shoot on analog film, allowing the process to be organic rather than predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the subject.

I try to understand the lives of those I capture and to present them creatively. I am a firm believer that time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully, and therefore many of my projects develop over several years.

This particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between subject and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. My images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that I shoot.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

How long do we have on this world? If you could live forever, would you?

Intrigued by the fragility of life, I decided to embark on a quest to explore these questions. The project doesn’t seek to answer these questions or even address them, but to ponder them.

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