Laurence Gibson (b.1987) is a portrait and project based photographer based in London whose work explores themes of identity and belonging.
His somewhat itinerant adult life led him to both search and research these themes. Coming from a land where group identity is fiercely defended by its individual members and integral to its opposition. Individuals are rarely stigmatised in absence of a reference to the group from which they are proported to belong.
It is the interplay between group and individual identities which fascinate him. The group a route to fellowship, attachment and safety. The individual a space for introspection, independence and vulnerability. He is acutely aware of the need and complexity of both. His work is a journey, exploring the lives of individuals, along with what unites them. It is his belief that each of these narratives will lead to a richer understand of the group to which they belong.