laura proctor
photojournalist

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:
lauraproctorphoto@gmail.com
+ 1 416 669 0460

Photo of Laura taken by Ian Willms

MEMBERSHIPS
Women Photograph
News Photographers of Canada
United Photojournalists of Canada

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

EXHIBITIONS
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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