Claire Lawrie received her BA in Photography from The London College of Communication. Her artwork is often a synthesis of recorded interviews, found footage or stills and portraiture; recently she has worked with moving image to make several short films. The genesis of her work is frequently found in the construction of identities and the interplay between human instinct and socialization. She is a Bartur prizewinner for her portrait Louise looking at a birth. Her project A Massive Nothing won the Birth Rites Collection award and her portrait Chanelle and her girls from her commissioned series and exhibition The Chapel, was the winner of the Life Framer Award Urban Life Category. She lives in London with her family and works as a freelance photographer.