© 2019 by Jo Lauren Photography

I am a photographer from Mersea Island in England, often influenced by my surroundings. My images draw together concepts of place and memory, exploring narratives which combine the imagined and the real. I enjoy exploring beauty through subtleties and darkness. My work revolves around investigating the relationship between photographer, sitter and viewer and place, as part of my ongoing investigation into the contingent nature of truth. I take a particular interest in exploring emotions which, I feel, are often concealed, as well as fragilities within people and the natural world.

I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Photography from Norwich University of the Arts in 2018 and I am currently studying an MA in Photography. I have been successful in competitions such as the Association of Photographers and British Journal of Photography. My work has been exhibited at the Old Truman Brewery, The Printspace Gallery and Mother London. Places I have been published include the National Student Magazine, Wotisart Magazine and Average Art Magazine.

Moscow International Foto Awards 2019 Gold and Silver Winner 

Batsford Prize 2019 Runner Up  

BJP Portrait of Britain Editor's Choice 2018

AOP Student Awards Winner 2016 & 2018

AOP Student Awards Finalist 2017 & 2019