Image below © Laura Pannack, from the Series Young British Naturists (fragment)

laura pannack, juror of the 12th julia margaret cameron award

Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.
Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA. She was awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under. In 2014 she has been awarded the John Kobal Award, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, and more recently, Getty images Prestige grant 1st Prize (2016), Prix HCBC pour la Photographie (2017), and Women Seen by Women Award, The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.

She was a judge for the 2015 World Press Photo awards and divides her time between teaching, completing assignments and working on her personal projects
Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.