About

Laura Stevens (b. 1977 England, UK) is a photographer currently based in Paris. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries and festivals including, The Schneider Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, The Latvian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Fotofever and The Singapore International Photography Festival, with work represented in private collections. Stevens has received many accolades for her work, awarded as one of the Critical Mass Top 50 by Photolucida in 2018 and 2014, received a special distinction in the LensCulture Emerging Talents Award in 2014, a finalist in The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2013 and 2014 and a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation in 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Design from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a Master’s degree in Photography from the University of Brighton. 

Through portraiture and landscape photography, her artistic research focuses on themes of relationships: between man and woman, longing and loneliness, vulnerability and connection, home and belonging.

Stevens produces work for myriad commercial and editorial clients including: Le Monde, Wired, GQ, Forbes, The Times, The Washington Post, Le Figaro Magazine, The Guardian Magazine and The Wall Street Journal

 

Education

2007 - MA Photography, University of Brighton, England

2005 - Postgraduate Diploma Sequential Design, University of Brighton, England

1999 - BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University, England

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 - Further, Farther, Maison Sophie Lacasse, Paris, France

2016 - Another November, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, USA

2012 - Us Alone, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 - 2018 Showcase, Standard Vision x Month of Photography Los Angeles, USA   

2017 - Feminine/Feminist, Cinnabar Gallery, Texas, USA   

2015 - Prix PHPA, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France

2014 - Off the Wall, Fotofever, le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

2014 - Off the Wall, Ofr.librairie,galerie, Paris, France

2014 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, England

2014 - Photography Open Salon, Collectors Editions, Office Sessions III, London, England

2014 - LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014, Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain,

2013 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, England

2013 - She loves me, she loves me not, Encontros da Imagem, Mosteiro de Tibães, Braga, Portugal

2012 - Self-portrait without Breasts, University of Exeter, Exeter, England

2012 - Open Call Showcase, 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival, ArtScience Museum

2012 - An Eye for an Ear, Arles Photography Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Arles, France

2012 - Home, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA

2012 - ISSP 2012 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia

2011 - Emerging Photographers Auction, Daniel Cooney Gallery, NYC, USA

2011 - Peaches & Cream, Dreamspace Gallery, London, England

2011 - FOTO8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London, England

2011 - Les Femmes, Greenlane Gallery, Paris, France

2008 - Battlefield, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton, England

2007 - Light Motives, The Sassoon Gallery, London, England

2007 - A Woman’s Realm, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, England

2006 - CROP, Brighton Photo Biennial, Sussex Arts Club, Brighton, England

 

Awards

2018 - Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50

2018 - Bourse du Talent, finalist

2018 - British Journal of Photography: Postcards from Copenhagen, winner

2018 - Athens Photography Festival, shortlisted

2015 - PHPA (Photo d’Hôtel, Photo d’Auteur), Virginie Clement prize

2014 - Aesthetica Art Prize, longlisted

2014 - Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50

2014 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

2014 - LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, special distinction

2014 - Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, silver medal

2013 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

2013 - Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, gold medal

2012 - Magenta Flash Forward, winner

2012 - Home Exhibition, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, juror’s selection

2011 - Lens Culture Exposure Awards, honourable mention

2011 - Peaches & Cream, finalist

2010 - Julia Margaret Cameron Award, winner

 

Press & Features

Marie Claire

GUP

British Journal of Photography 

Aesthetica Magazine

Off the Wall

PHOTO+

GEO

F2 Magazine

Gente di Fotografia

CNN 

Slate 

Detroit Centre for Contemporary Photography 

Aesthetica Magazine

The Huffington Post 

LensCulture

Feature Shoot 

Daily Serving 

Creative Review 

Photoparley 

Conscientious 

Lenscratch

aCurator 

Arts.Mic 

Don’t Take Pictures

 

Artists Talks

Oxbridge Academic, Paris, France

Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England

University of the West of England, Bristol, England

 

Selected Clients

The Times Magazine, The Washington Post, GQ, Le Monde, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Out, Télérama, The Observer, Wired, Le Figaro Magazine, F Magazine, Variety, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, NME, United Airlines, American Express, Fairtrade, Fayard, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Depaul International

 

 

© Laura Stevens 2018