Laura Cook Photography
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Articles, Publications and Awards

I love collaborating with other people and finding a way to tell visual stories that inspire others. I believe we live in a world worth loving and whether working with NGOs or creating travel media I have enjoyed finding ways to break down stereotypes and to show the world in a new way.

I no longer accept professional paid contracts as I work full-time for All We Can, the Methodist relief and development charity, but continue to record my personal travels and share some of the amazing work All We Can's partners are doing around the world. I enter some of the images I have taken with All We Can into competitions as being able to highlight the transformative work as well as the challenges of poverty and injustice is really important to me.

The biggest achievements are of those in the stories I have the privilege of sharing. So many people fail to see the potential of people who live in poverty - but I get the joy of witnessing that potential as part of my job.



2018 - Commended in the 'Food For the Family' and 'On the Phone' categories of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award

2017 - Winner of 'Food Sn-apping' category of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award

         - Commended in the 'Food For Sale' and 'World Food Programme Food for Life' categories of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award

2013 - Selected for Glimpse Correspondence course for travel journalists

2013 - Commended in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of Year 2013 

2012 – Finalist in Irex Better World ‘People’s Choice’ competition

2011 - Winner of The Guardian's Been There Contest for 2011 

2011- November winner for The Guardian's Been There Contest

2011 - Shortlisted for The Telegraph Big Picture Photography Competition Round 145

2010 - Shortlisted for Scott Dunn Travel Award

2010 - Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Portfolio Finalist


2015 - 2018 - Working full-time for All We Can as Communications Manager

2015 - All We Can (Sierra Leone, Philippines)

April 2015 - The Dorothy Springer Trust (Sierra Leone)

July 2014 - The Dorothy Springer Trust (Sierra Leone)

March 2014 - United Nations photographer for visit of Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to Sierra Leone

2013 - 2014 Craig Bellamy Foundation (Sierra Leone)

November 2013 - Street Child World Cup with the Amos Trust (Nicaragua)

2009-13 - MRDF (Malawi, Uganda, Mali, Nepal, Ethiopia, India)

December 2011 - Photographer for Alpha Course, Shoeburyness Baptist Church, UK.

November 2011 - Executive Director for Iota filming for MRDF in collaboration with Purple Flame Media.

February/Match 2011 - Sella Community Project -

April 2011 - Tearfund Thoza Malawi (Participatory photography facilitator)

2010 - Char Char Trust www.thecharchartrust.orgA

Online articles/photograpy

2015 - 2018 - Various for All We Can

February 2015 - I am (wo)man campaign promo photographs for UN Womens'

November 2014 - Art Saves the Day interview and images

September 2014 - Kreativweb Issue 3 (page 20) 

March 2014 - United Nations photography of closure of UNIPSIL event on various website included United Nations website

October 2013 - Photo Essay in Inspired Eye Magazine

August 2013 - Dispatches article (words and images) 'Finding Pi in Puducherry' WildJunket Magazine Fall 2013 edition

March 2013 - Photo Essay 'The Cultural Tanjore Hi in the Ancient Temple Town of Thanjavur, India' Adelto 25th March 

February 2013 - Photo Essay 'February 2013 - Photo Essay 'Lost Paradise: The Dune Eco-Village and Spa Hotel, India' Adelto 27th Feb

February 2013 - Photo Essay 'Sierra Leone - Diamond in the Rough' (page 46 onwards) WildJunket Magazine Spring 2013 edition and as a blog piece

October 2012 - Guardian online 'On safari in South Africa with the Been There travel photography winner' and online 'in pictures' Guardian photo gallery

July 2012 – MRDF online photo gallery – ‘Making Motherhood Safe in Mali’

June 2012 - One Campaign 'See Africa Differently' Photo Essay

June 2012 – Wildjunket Magazine – Photo contributor

November 2011 - Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church Alpha Course promotion

April 2011 - Guest Article on Almost Fearless: 'Rethinking Sierra Leone'

2010/11 - World AIMS - website photography contributions 

January 2011 - Live Below the Line - image use for home page 

Print articles/publications

2015 - 2018 - Various for All We Can

Spring 2015 - Double page spread and written article in Magnet Magazine (UK)

Summer 2014 - Various images in Evoque Magazine (Sierra Leone)

Spring 2014 - Mission Matters Magazine double page spread of images (UK)

March 2014 - Single page spread in Irish Daily Mail (Ireland)

June 2013 - Single page spread in Magnet Magazine (UK)

February 2013 - Double page photo spread and written article in Om Yoga Magazine March Edition 'A Different Rhythm' about Elephant Valley Eco Farm in Tamil Nadu, India.

October 2012 - Centre spread article in Guardian Travel section 'On safari in South Africa with the Been There travel photography winner' - written article and photo spread.

June 2012 – Harvest pack images and case studies for MRDF

March 2012 – DVD photo library and pack images for MRDF’s Iota resource

January 2012 - Interviewed and photographs published as double page spread in Southend Evening Echo (10th Jan 2012)

November 2011 - MRDF Annual Review - front cover image

August 2011 - Magnet Magazine Issue 95 - full page photograph p.38 - 'Befriending Death'

April/May 2011 - Wanderlust Magazine (p.40) - 'The World According to...'

Sept 2010 - Methodist Recorder - 'World AIMS'

2010-2011 - MRDF Annual Review - front cover image and various insert images



Summer 2014 - Images used daily for The Place luxury resort digital media

Spring 2014 - Images used in new brand launch 

Jan 2012 - Photographs used for education with Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)

Nov 2011 - Tearfund Gallery presentation 'Jazz, Cakes and Stories of Hope' (exhibition of work from participatory photography project in Malawi)

April 2011 - Awards ceremony photography at Global Poverty Project's 'Live Below the Line' launch in the UK




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