A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

006 - Laura Pannack

Episode Summary

Laura Pannack has established herself in the past six or seven years as a very original voice in the field of portrait photography. She has been extensively exhibited and published in the UK and Internationally, with her work having been shown at the National Portrait Gallery and the Houses of Parliament, among other venues. She has won numerous awards, including a first prize in the World Press Awards and the 2012 Vic Odden Award. To quote from the blurb on her own website: 'Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots.' In episode 006, Laura discusses: Feeling unproductive; early memories of having a photographer dad; trust; asking inappropriate questions; human vulnerability; the dilemma of deciding when to quit and remaining dissatisfied.

Episode Notes

Laura Pannack has established herself in the past six or seven years as a very original voice in the field of portrait photography. She has been extensively exhibited and published in the UK and Internationally, with her work having been shown at the National Portrait Gallery and the Houses of Parliament, among other venues. She has won numerous awards, including a first prize in the World Press Awards and the 2012 Vic Odden Award.
To quote from the blurb on her own website: 'Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots.'
In episode 006, Laura discusses: Feeling unproductive; early memories of having a photographer dad; trust; asking inappropriate questions; human vulnerability; the dilemma of deciding when to quit and remaining dissatisfied.