Laura Saunders

Laura is a documentary artist currently based in Washington DC, 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.

Her long-term work has taken her to the southern border of the US, and focuses largely on the economic and historical implications of the US detention system for communities in Arizona and Texas. 

Her work has been exhibited in both the US/UK with clients including The Intercept, The Guardian, Politico, Huffington Post, ACLU, Mic, La Reppublica, and Quartz. Available for photo & video assignments, speaking engagements and workshops.