Lauren Forster

Lecturer BA (Hons) Photography – Photography

MACommercial Photography, BA Commercial Photography, PGCE FE


Lauren Forster joined the AUB as a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 before becoming an Associate Lecturer in Photography in 2015.

Lauren Forster is a portrait and documentary photographer; her work mainly addresses sociological issues and explores the human condition.
Lauren’s work has been displayed internationally as part of The New York Photography Festival and exhibited nationally as part of the Beyond the Lens Festival: PHOTOBLOCK, The Guardian & Observer Archive and Visitor Centre, AOP Gallery and at The Candit Arts Trust Gallery. She is currently taking part in the 209 Women initiative which was exhibited at the Houses of Parliament and is currently showing at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.

Work from her ongoing documentary God Has No Favourites has been selected as part of the Family Photography Now Instagram project led by the Photographers Gallery and she was selected as an AOP finalist in 2017 and 2018. Lauren has recently been selected as one of the winners of Portrait of Britain 2018 and is currently taking part in the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 161 which is touring the UK and Ireland throughout 2019.

Teaching & professional practice


-Kuala Lumpur International Photography Portrait Award. Finalist,2019
-The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161, Municipal Gallery, Dublin. 2019
-Wellcome Photography Prize: Medicine in Focus, London. Finalist,2019
-The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161, The Royal Albert Hall, London. 2019
-Bournemouth Arts Fringe Festival, Bournemouth. 2019
-The Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161, Bristol. 2019
-The Royal Photographic Society IPE 161. Finalist, 2019
-Solo Exhibition, God Has No Favourites, Gallery 101, London. 2019
-209 Women, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. 2019
-209 Women, Houses of Parliament, London. 2018
-International Photography Awards: Photo Essay and Feature Story, New York. Winner, 2018
-International Photography Awards, New York. Honourable Mention, 2018
-Portrait of Britain, image displayed on JCDecaux screens, Nationwide. Winner, 2018
-Source Magazine Graduate Photography, London. Winner, 2018
-AOP Student Awards, WEX, London. Finalist, 2018
-Beyond the Lens Festival of events: PHOTOBLOCK, The Old Truman Brewery, London. 2017
-AOP Student Awards, Mother, London. Finalist, 2017
-New York Photography Festival, New York. 2010
-Nikon Discovery Awards, Olympia London. Shortlisted, 2007
– +One Show, AOP, London. 2007
-Observer Hodge Photographic Award, London. Short listed, 2007
-The Guardian & Observer archive and visitor Centre, London. 2007
-Mine, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London. 2006

Inclusion in publications:
-Featured on FotoRoom, 2018
-Featured on The British Journal of Photography(online), 2018
-Featured on The Story Portrait, Margaret Mitchell, 2018
-Featured on AppleJuiceMagazine, 2017
-Published in KANSMagazine, 2016
-Published in BlownMagazine, 2010

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