Lauren Forster is a UK based portrait and documentary photographer; her practice is primarily focused on sociological issues, exploring the human condition with her family playing a central role to her work.
Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘209 Women’, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool/Houses of Parliament, London (2018); The Royal Photographic Society International Photography exhibition 161, Bristol/Dublin/London (2018); Portrait Salon, Bristol (2019); PHOTOLUX Festival, Italy (2019); Mt Rokko International Photography Festival, Japan (2019); ILHAM Gallery, Malaysia, (2019); Suwon Photo Festival, Korea (2019); Wellcome Collection, London (2019); Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand (2019); Yakushima Photography Festival, Japan (2019); Head On Photo Festival, Australia (2020); Helsinki Photo Festival, (2020); Humble Art Foundation, ‘Two Way Lens: Portraits as Empathy’ (2020); Photo Oxford, ‘Women and Photography: Ways of Seeing and Being Seen’ (2020).
Forster has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Source Magazine Graduate Photography Winner (2018); Winner of the International Photography Awards: Photo Essay and Feature Story (2018); Royal Photographic International Photography Awards (2018); Portrait of Britain Winner (2018); Wellcome Photography prize (2019); Portrait of Britain (2020).
Features of her work have been published in the British Journal of Photography and National Geographic. She was a participating artist published in the book ‘On Death’ in collaboration with Humble Arts Foundation which was voted by the Times as one of the best Photobooks of 2019 and is held in the public book collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.