London, United Kingdom
Laura studied Graphic Design and worked as a Creative Designer and Photo Editor before pursuing her love of making photographs in 2007.
Hynd regularly photographs for editorial clients including Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, Independent Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times.
She is a Visiting Lecturer at several UK Universities. Passionate about education and creativity, Laura designed and leads a workshop 'The Letting Go - Find your within', for photographers.
Laura Hynd works predominantly within the realms of disclosure and transformation. She challenges her notions by delving into personal issues she finds difficult to deal with. Her series, The Letting Go, was an overcoming and acceptance of self having been hemmed in by years of self doubt. By confronting, through photographing, her own issues of home, love and work, and becoming the submissive during the process, she enabled a transformation previously unachievable. Her more recent work, Lady into Hut saw Laura immerse herself in a place shrouded by family history. An attempt to create a new legacy for herself of a place of loss after her Grandfather’s death. Laura combined film stills from a home movie shot at her Grandparents meeting in 1947 with her own photographs made while staying at the spot as an adult.
Her bodies of work, The Letting Go and Lady into Hut have been featured in publications including the British Journal of Photography, Firecracker, 1000 Words, SMBH and Uncertain States and have been exhibited at various galleries and festivals including, London Festival of Photography, MoMA Tbilisi, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Casa des Artes, Portugal,
Encontros da Imagem, Portugal, Delhi Photo Festival and Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Holland.