Laura Blight is a photographer, visual artist and educator from Essex, living and working in Cornwall. 

Traces left by human activity are recurring themes throughout Laura's work, exploring the tension between the familiar and unknown in domestic environments. Laura adopts a curious and intuitive approach to image making where presence, or rather absence is evidenced.

In August 2022 Laura co-designed and facilitated a ReWilding Creativity Residency with artist/educator Jessie Edwards-Thomas  in Glastonbury for creative practitioners. The residency included a series of process-led photographic workshops utilising organic materials and sustainable processes, providing a creative and supportive environment in which artists can immerse themselves. 

During Feb-March 2022, Laura was a creative lead for Springboard Studios at Falmouth University. An institution-wide wellbeing and employability research programme funded by the ESF. Laura ran a series of photographic led workshops focusing on playful, mindful and tactile activities to encourage students to reconnect with themselves and creativity in a non-assessed, process led way. 

Laura is a full-time Lecturer at Falmouth University on the BA Commercial Photography course bringing 10 years of industry experience working in stills production as a producer. 

Forthcoming Exhibitions 

UK Women - British Photography between social criticism and identity   IKS Photo Institute (Germany) May 2024

Research Lab | Shore, Newlyn Art Gallery, October 2024


Terra, Grays Wharf (Penryn) April 2023 

26 Places, Cornwall, The Poly (Falmouth) March 2023

My House is an Island, Arthousehaus (London) October 2020

Home Sweet Home, Institut pour la photographie, (Lille) October - December 2019 

Collective Strategies, Lewisham Art House, (London) October 2019 

Salon 19 New Approaches to Photography, Fourcorners Gallery (London)  October 2019 

Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival (China) September 2019 

Home Sweet Home, Arles International Photography Festival (Arles) July - September 2019 

Interiors PEP (Berlin) August - 2019 

Uprooted, Art Hub Studios  (London) May 2019

Fire in the Swimming Pool, Pocko Galley (London) - 2019

Surfaces, Loosen Art (Rome) - 2018

Umbra: MA Photography Final Show, University of Arts (London) - 2018

Print Swap, Printspace - (London) 2017

Art Trail, Scratch Art (Sydney) - 2016

FreeRange, Truman Brewery - (London) 2010

Teaching & Facilitation  

Full-Time Lecturer, BA Commercial Photography, Falmouth University, 2021 - present

Visiting Lecturer at The School of Art, Sunway University, Malaysia, 2023. 

Co-Founder & Facilitator - ReWilding Creativity Residency, Glastonbury, 2022

Creative Lead - Springboard Studios,  Falmouth University, Cornwall, 2022 

Part Time Hourly Lecturer, BA Photography, Norwich University of the Arts, 2021 

Visiting Lecturer in BA  Photography, University of Gloucestershire, 2020 

Workshop Facilitator (Talent Works Programme), University of the Arts London, 2018 - 2019 


Here/Now - A publication with 2nd year Graphic Design students, Falmouth University, 2023

Locating the Self, Welcoming the Other In British and Irish Art, 1990-2020 - chapter 3 'Transitional Objects: Collecting, recollecting, reconnecting' by Valerie Morrison (Peter Lang Publishing) 2022. 

EXIT Magazine, #84 House & Home Issue, October 2021

Home Sweet Home (Les Editions Textuel). Accompanying exhibition in Arles and Lille, 2019 

Awards & Funding

Arts Lab - FEAST selected for the Arts Lab programme, 2023/2024

Early Career Research Network (ECRN) Small grant winner, 2023

Aurora Programme (Advance HE) - A leadership development initiative for women, 2022/2023

London Creative Network (LCN) programme, 2019


A*, PGCert in Creative Education, University for the Creative Arts, 2020 - 2021 

Distinction, MA Photography, University of the Arts London, 2017 - 2018

2:1, BA Photography, Middlesex University, 2007-2010 


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