Laurence Harding is a French photographer who lives and works in Leigh-on-Sea, near London. She graduated in June 2013 from a BA in Photography with first class honours from the University of Westminster. She is currently studying on the alternative MA, TOMA, at Metal, in Chalkwell on Sea, Essex.
Throughout her art practice, she not only explores and challenges the nature of the photographic portrait, but also investigates the material qualities of the analogue medium.
Her body of work Listening was exhibited at Free Range in 2007, and also included in the exhibition “Mirrors of Believing” at The Chapel Gallery in Nunhead in 2011.
In June 2013, she exhibited her body of work, House of Cards at Free Range, and it was also included in Cream 13: A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent 2013, an exhibition organised by Crane Kalman Gallery at the Brighton Dome.
House of Cards was picked by Dagmar Seeland, one of the judges for Source Magazine Graduate Photography Online 2013, as one of her favourite set of images within all the work submitted. Finally, her image Lottie was chosen by the Unversity of Westminster to advertise the Photography Degree Course in photographic publications this year, and her portrait Emilie was longlisted for the Aesthetica Prize 2016, and will be exhibited in York St Mary’s in April and May 2016.
Southend-on-Sea Council has also commissioned her work on several occasions.