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 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 act. I largely shoot on analogue film allowing the process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter. I try to understand the lives of those I capture, and to present them creatively. I’m a firm believer that time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully, as such, many of my projects develop over several years. This particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter 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. My work aims to tell and inspire stories .I want to connect and emotionally engage with you.
- BARUCHStories for Change - A collaboration with 1854 Media and Panasonic Laura Pannack’s new project, supported by Panasonic LUMIX’s Stories for Change collaboration with British Journal of Photography, is a bold documentation of a young Hasidic man stepping away from the stricter bounds of his faith. Full project available here: https://lumixstoriesforchange.com/stories/baruch-by-laura-pannack/
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