Lecturer, Commercial Photography BA(Hons)

Laura Blight is a visual practitioner, educator and stills producer. Originally from Essex, Laura lived and worked in London for 10 years before joining Falmouth University as a full-time Lecturer on the BA Commercial Photography course in September 2021. Prior to this, Laura also worked at Norwich University of the Arts for six months on the BA Photography course and completed a PGCert in Creative Education at University for the Arts in 2021.  

Laura completed an MA in Photography at London College of Communication in 2018 with Distinction. She has since exhibited internationally including ‘Home Sweet Home’ at the Arles International Festival of Photography in France and ‘Beyond the Camera’ at Pingyao International Photography Festival in China in 2019. Traces left by human activity are recurring themes throughout her work. Laura’s works were recently published in ‘Locating the Self, Welcoming the Other’ by Valérie Morisson in 2022.   

Laura brings 10 years of production and art-buying experience to Falmouth, from commissioning small editorial shoots to large advertising campaigns. She has worked for advertising agencies in London and Sydney including Saatchi & Saatchi. Laura has also worked as a freelance stills-producer with photography agencies across London including Making Pictures and Concrete Represents.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2021 PGCert - Creative Education (Advance HE Fellowship) University for the Arts
2018 Masters in Photography London College of Communication
2010 Photography BA(Hons) Middlesex University
2024 NOCN Level 1 Award in Trade Unions Today

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

My practice based research draws on the familiar and unknown in domestic environments. I use photography as a tool to explore transitional objects and spaces, working with organic materials such as domestic dust. The concept of abjection has been key to my practice and using dust as a symbol for memory and cultural repression.

Research topics

  • Domestic environments   
  • Organic materials   
  • Transitional objects + spaces 
  • Abjection  
  • Memory 
  • Traces

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Externally funded research grants information

Collaborators Currency Funder HESA Category Project title Value Year ending Year starting

Funding awarded by the 'Arts Health early Career Research Network' team from UCL and University of Toronto to support the ECR career development of those working at the intersection of the arts, humanities and health. 

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Arts Health early Career Research Network 2023

Professional Engagement

Social, community and cultural engagement

During Feb-March (2022) Laura was a creative lead for Springboard Studios at Falmouth University. An institution-wide wellbeing and employability research funded programme, Laura ran a series of photographic led workshops focusing on playful, mindful and tactile activities to encourage students to reconnect with themselves and creativity in a non-assessed, process led way.

Arts Lab - 2024 - Arts Lab is a creative wellbeing programme by and for young people in Cornwall, delivered by HeadStart Kernow, FEAST and Arts Well. 

The aim of this programme is to address the mental and emotional health needs of young people, with particular attention to the impact of the pandemic, and to connect them to their local communities, giving them visibility and an outlet for self-expression. We are using the Five Ways to Wellbeing as a foundation for the creative projects. 

External funding awarded.

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Aurora Programme 2023 - Advance HE's leadership development initiative for women