All images © Laura Pannack

Her work has won and been shortlisted for a total of 12 awards since June 2008 and has been published worldwide. These include first place in the Hotshoe International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, Shots 2008, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009

She was recently chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards which will be revealed in the forth coming weeks.

Laura was selected as a YPU member and is on Talentpool on the D&AD website. She recently judged a photography competition for the British Youth Council and was commended for her work on alzheimers in the D&AD awards

Shut out from the teenage world the majority of us struggle to comprehend the behaiviour of some adolescents. Through a lack of understanding, which breeds fear, we tend to stereotype young people. However, these judgements are fuel for rebellion, intensifying the search for attention, identity and belonging.

The invincible yet vulnerable nature of teenagers has inspired me to embark on photographic adventures, sharing their company and releasing their unidentified identity through the art of picture making.

"I have intentionally chosen not to title my project as I did not want to label or define any of my subjects. Likewise, I have left it unclear whether my subjects are young offenders on probation, pupils with special needs, private school attendants or other young people I have encountered. The images are simply titled with the true forename of each young person, giving the viewer a hint as to their identity. Just as we wonder for them, we also review who we have grown up to become."

"With the prevalence of negative images of young people in the media, it is time to celebrate British youth with their infinate diversities and see them as individuals with a huge potential of talent and skills they can offer the country. We need to challenge those images which only serve to give our youth a sense of low worth resulting in perpetuating the cycle of problems, low image, crime, bad press, low self esteem and more crime. Constructing stereotypes and transcribing blame is preventing the next generation from being inspired to achieve and develop self-confidence. I hope through my imagery to challenge these perceptions."

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2 comentários:

Margarida disse...

Olá Marc ,

obrigada pela disponibilidade, se fosse possível gostaria que me mandasse imagens (de todo o género), sobre o tema : relações de hoje em dia.

para o mail : imagens.relacoesdehoje@gmail.com

ou então alojar no blog :



Roxana disse...

salut, cher Marc.,

quels portraits touchants...

qu'est-ce que je ferais sans tous ces images que tu nous presentes tout le temps... tu es mon guide photographique :-)

je t'embrasse!