Laura Saunders

Laura is a documentary artist, most recently affiliated with University of Oxford Border Criminologies Programme. In 2011, she graduated with distinction from the Documentary Photography & Photojournalism Masters Program at The London College of Communication. Using archives, documents, film, audio and still photography her work explores colonial legacy, and particularly issues around forced migration and neoliberal border industry. 

After four years in London, she returned to the U.S. where her work has taken her back to the roots of Appalachia where she grew up, as well as southern Arizona, to further explore the topic of migrant detention; a project which grew out of her time collaborating with asylum seekers in the U.K.