laura proctor

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

Laura is a freelance photojournalist and occasional writer. Her work has been published by The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Local, STAT News, and more. She enjoys finding hyperlocal, community-oriented stories and has an interest in housing and gentrification, as well as issues related to health and rare diseases.

Laura was homeschooled in a non-religious household alongside her two siblings, and grew up dividing her time between Toronto and Hawkestone, a small village north of the city. She was raised by a single mother who has co-owned a small community newspaper in Simcoe County for over 15 years. Laura learned the basics of photography from a neighbour, and spent her youth documenting friends, family and community events in her tight-knit hometown.

In early 2024, Laura was selected for The Globe and Mail's six-week photojournalism apprenticeship. She is a member of the global collective Women Photograph, and had one of her photos included in their 2023 Year in Pictures. 

Instagram: @lauraproctorphoto

Best ways to reach out:
+ 1 416 669 0460

Photo of Laura taken by Ian Willms

Women Photograph
News Photographers of Canada
United Photojournalists of Canada

The Globe and Mail photojournalism apprenticeship (February/March 2024)
CAJ Mentorship Program (2022)

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

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