Laura Proctor is a freelance photojournalist based in Toronto, Ontario.

Laura is a freelance photojournalist, occasional writer and member of Women Photograph. You can find her work in The Globe and Mail, Reuters, STAT News, National Observer, The Logic, and local Toronto publications The Hoser and The Grind.

Laura has covered many social justice issues and protests in Toronto, and believes that respect and compassion are key to responsible photojournalism. She is passionate about finding hyperlocal stories and has a particular interest in homeschooling, women's issues, and health, specifically cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases.

Laura was homeschooled alongside her two siblings, and grew up dividing her time between Toronto and Hawkestone, a small village north of Barrie, Ontario. Laura was raised by a single mother who encouraged her interest in photography, and she spent her youth documenting friends, family and community events in her tight-knit hometown.

Instagram: @lauraproctorphoto
+ 1 416 669 0460

Photo of Laura taken by Ian Willms

Women Photograph
News Photographers of Canada
United Photojournalists of Canada

CAJ Mentorship Program (2022)

#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis (2020)
International Center of Photography, New York City
Photographers Without Borders “Reimagine” exhibit, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2021)
Virtual exhibition
Our Changing Planet: A Visual Chronicle (2022)
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Virginia
Joy. Sorrow. Anger. Love. PRIDE. Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2023)
Collision Gallery, Toronto

Using Format