Laura Stevens (b. 1977 England, UK) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Design from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a Master of Arts degree in Photography from the University of Brighton.
Stevens’ work is both a confession and an attempt to understand the human condition through figurative and landscape subjects. Exploring the self and the notion of identity in relationship to the Other, she searches for perspectives on connection and intimacy or opposing conditions of loss and longing through the still and moving image. Using her own memories or the direct experience within the act of looking, she investigates psychological states and the interdependency between emotions and environmental surroundings.
Her work has been the subject of features in GUP, The British Journal of Photography, Marie Claire, Reponses Photo and Exit magazine, among other publications. She was a finalist in the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2019, received a special award in the Blow Photo FUSE Photo Book Programme 2019, an award winner in the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2018, received a special distinction in the LensCulture Emerging Talents Award in 2014, was a finalist in The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2013 and 2014 and was nominated as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation in 2012.
Stevens’ work has been shown in museums, galleries and festivals internationally, including Clampart Gallery, The Schneider Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Fotofever and The Singapore International Photography Festival, with work represented in private collections.
She has produced commissioned work for clients including Le Figaro Magazine, Wired, Le Monde, GQ, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian Magazine, Forbes, The Times Magazine, Variety and The Wall Street Journal.
Can currently be found in Paris, France