Laure d’Utruy is a 26 years-old French photographer based in Berlin. From 2009 until 2013, she has worked and studied finance and business in Paris until she moved to London in 2013 to pursue a degree in photography. She graduated with a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC (University of the Arts London) in January 2015.
Her work focuses mostly on documentary photography and portraiture. Among other projects, she has been working for four years on a long-term photography and video project that deals with mental disabilities, adoption and family structure in France.
In 2015, she founded The Milk Collective with four other female photographers based around the world. The work of the photography collective aims at articulating stories linked with female issues, or giving a female stance on situations through photography.
She’s also developing a long-term project in Iran since 2016. The documentary deals with dualities in many aspects of the Iranian society and the notion of identity conflict among people.
As a photographer, she likes to explore and find the beauty and the uncanny in daily life. She produces film photo series that experiment with a variety of artistic expressions.
In January 2017, she was a recipient of 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers award by Photo Boite / Artpil. A collective exhibition of the photographers works took place in Rome, Italy in September and October 2017. Laure was also shortlisted by the Lucie Foundation for the 2017 Emerging Scholarship in July 2017.
She is a member of womenphotograph.com since its launch in early 2017.