Laura Pannack, Saatchi Gallery: From Selfie to Self Expression

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Did you know that over a million selfies are taken a day?! Laura feels it is important to reflect on how technology can create boundaries and disassociation as well as encourage engagement and connections. Will the next generation begin to feel like they are a disappointment or inadequate version of their edited digital persona? Adolescence is a crucial time when our identities are being challenged. Working with a two way mirror Laura asked her subjects aged between 7 and 17 to really see themselves; spend time with their reflection and confront and accept their appearance. Laura asked the young people to concentrate on areas of their reflection intensely and meditatively let their attention flow around their features.
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April 2017

FROM SELFIE TO SELF EXPRESSION, the Saatchi Gallery’s, and the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie and the creative potential it can have. Laura features as one of ten photographers commissioned to create new work for the show with her project: Digital Self Esteem. Exhibiting alongside the likes of Cindy Sherman, Hannah Starkey, Juno Calypso, Johnny Briggs, Alma Haser and Emma Critchley. Head there from today to the 30th of May to check it out!

All casting by Sue Odell.