NCM Participant Profile Oct 14: Laura Pannack

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 was also recently awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement in the art of photography.

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

1. What impact has New Creative Markets had on you?

It's great to have a binding community that offers support to London Photographers. It offers me support to gain knowledge and advice as well as opportunities to further my understanding of the industry.

2.  What aspect of the programme do you see yourself implementing?

I have really enjoyed meeting other members and the lecture on arts council funding was particularly helpful. I've used this to think about how I structure my proposals and realised that there is a lot more opportunities from the arts council than I first expected.

3. What is the most useful thing you have learnt on the programme?

I haven't learnt one thing in particular - for me, it has been more about the network of support and opportunity it has provided. The programme has been structured to really focus on how to make photography into a business. I've noticed things offered that are rarely touched upon such as help with accounting and pricing.

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Many thanks to Laura for participating in this interview.