Laura Stevens (born 1977 in England) is a photographic artist living in Paris. She received her BA from Leeds Metropolitan University, before furthering her studies at the University of Brighton receiving a Master’s in Photography in 2007. Stevens has participated in group exhibitions at institutions including The National Portrait Gallery, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Encontros da Imagem festival, the Singapore International Photography Festival with a solo show at The Latvian Museum of Photography and is represented in private collections. Laura is a Critical Mass Top 50 winner (2014), received a special distinction in the LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014, was nominated as a finalist in the PHPA (Photo d’Hotel Photo d’Auteur) 2014 and in The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013 and 2014.
Stevens’ series of narrative portraits often represent and fictionalise personal situations. The domestic landscape serves as a backdrop, using cinematic drama and painterly aesthetics along themes of intimacy, relationships and loss.
Alongside her dedication to long-term personal projects, she is a regular contributor to the press, for publications such as The Times Magazine, Le Monde, Forbes and The Washington Post.
2014 - Aesthetica Art Prize, 2014 - Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, 2014 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, 2014 - LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, 2014 - Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2014 - PHPA (Photo d’Hôtel, Photo d’Auteur), 2013 - Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, 2012 - Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2012 - Winner Magenta Flash Forward , 2012 - The Centre for Fine Art Photography - 'Home' , 2011 - Lens Culture Exposure Awards, 2011 - Peaches & Cream, 2010 - Winner Julia Margaret Cameron Award