Laura Hospes (NL, 1994)
Laura Hospes has been capturing her own self with the camera since the tender age of 16, out of a need to connect with people. This need has not waned over the years; it has only become more necessary. Hospes’ self portraits are her way of making clear what is inside of her. Her camera consoles and understands here better than anyone else. Photography is her medium to accept and process the many struggles in her life. The resulting images are intense and arresting, as well as being a captivating glimpse inside the world of a young woman dealing with depression and anxiety.
In 2015 Hospes was chosen by LensCulture as one of the 50 best upcoming talents, and received an honorable mention from the SO Awards. Hospes graduated cum laude from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam is 2016, and in September 2016 Lecturis published her first book UCP.