Laura will show an overview of her photography describing the process of her long-term projects.
Focusing on two projects that both concentrate on Orthodox Jewish life, one is an eight year project set in London, Israel and the USA. She will speak about the women involved and how they have allowed their daily life to be captured.
Laura will talk about her latest work ‘Baruch’, which is set in Jerusalem. The project follows a young man as he breaks away from his strict Orthodox community and discovers new ways of practicing being a young Jewish man.
Laura Pannack is 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 and the HSBC Prix de la Photographie prize.
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