Laura Aldington is a Photographer, Independent Publisher and Trainee Agroecologist born in Peterborough, UK. After graduating from an undergraduate degree in photography at The University of Brighton, she went on to become involved deeply in the world of food sovereignty.
Inspired by human’s spiritual and tangible connection to the landscape, Laura has been working on her newest body of work ‘A Web of Meaning’. Using the medium of fine art documentary, Laura works to communicate the voices of those cultivating food justice in our small, community food systems.
Laura’s practice responds to the political, ecological and social relationship with land, culture and place, where the complexity of ingrained systems only becomes more obvious as time passes. Process is also important part of the narrative, working with film photography allows the artist to take time to connect to each image on a much deeper level of contemplation and conceptualisation.
In addition to landscape based work, Laura has founded an independent publishing press named Party People Press. While living in Brighton, Laura became interested in the social and political landscape of party culture and youth hedonism in the UK. Writing a dissertation on the politics of party culture, Laura formed Party People as a form of art activism against the often inaccessible world of mainstream publishing. Party People publications have been sold at stores in Leeds, London, Brighton, Amsterdam, Marseille and shown in exhibitions such as Format photography Festival, Bound Book Fair and the Library of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York.
For her residency, Laura developed a documentary photography series called ‘A Web of Meaning’ focusing on building connections with growers, activists and those working to protect food soverency in Peterborough. Laura met individuals, held conversations and volunteered with organisations, community centres and gardens as part of her research and development for the project. She hopes to further develop the project by sharing their stories via word and imagery.