Hannah Laycock (1982) was born and grew up in the Northeast coast of Scotland.  Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography. Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013.  Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art.  In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’. This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts III, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her fathers diagnosis with motor neuron disease. Laycocks two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer. Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.

Education

  •  BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton, UK
  •  Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

 Exhibitions

  •  2018 Perceiving Identity, Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Leonchoil Hospital, Forres, Scotland
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, Platform, The Bridge, Glasgow
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, NID, Gandinagar, India
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘Exchanges: Dialogues, Hesitation & Creation’, Feminist Photography Network, as part of Brave: The Festival of Risk and Failure, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘The Vulnerable Body’, CBK Zuitdoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Fòcas Scotland – Pop-up Portfolios, St Andrews Photography Festival
  • 2017 PURVAI: Fòcas India Shortlist, Photography Exhibition, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • 2017 Awakenings – ‘When The Light Shifts’ WildFires female photography collective, Glasgow Women’s Library
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, AAN (American Academy of Neurology) convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) convention, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, CMSC (The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers), New Orleans, USA
  • 2016 Awakenings – Culture Day, Forres
  • 2016 Awakenings, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2016 Awakenings, Dysfunction Gallery, Strathaven
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist in Residence exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, ShiftMS: #GOOB (Good Out of Bad) – London, England
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1 launch, Underground Gallery, London
  • 2010 Matters of Importance – Brighton Photo Fringe at, The Foundry Gallery, Lewes
  • 2010 Transitions – Brighton Photo Fringe, Twilight Gallery, Brighton
  • 2010 Lucid – Free Range Graduate Show, The Old Truman Brewery, London 

Publications (Books/Magazines/Essays/Online)

  • 2017 Press: Moray photographer captures MS struggle with poignant images’, The Press and journal, Ben Hendry
  • 2017 WildFires female photography collective: Stella Bolaki on Hannah Laycock’s Photography
  • 2017 Online article: ‘How Photography Helped Me’, Photovoice, UK
  • 2017 Thesis Feature: ‘Lived Experiences of People with Recently Diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis: An Analysis drawing on Phenomenology and Ethics of Care’
  • 2017 Essay & front cover feature: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities printed journal, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Essay: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities website, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Online article: ‘#MOreThanAnImage Campaign Highlights Personal Triumps Behnd the Lens’, Photographers Without Borders
  • 2016 Website feature: The Visibility Movement raising awareness about invisible diseases
  • 2016 Art Review: Hannah Laycock’s Visions of Multiple Sclerosis: Perceiving Identity’, BMJ Blogs Medical Humanities website, Shahd Alshammari, PhD
  • 2016 #MoreThanAnImage campaign, short documentary feature on the power of photography, Wex Photographic
  • 2016 Thesis Feature: ‘The Prevalence of Alexithymia, Apathy and Fatigue and Their Relationship with The Quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis – a cohort study’, Sebastian Grabner, PhD Researcher, Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna
  • 2015 Life Through a Lens, New Pathways magazine, MS-UK
  • 2015 ‘The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art’, Vice Magazine
  • 2015 Artist Profile feature, Central Station
  • 2015 ‘Examining A Season of Photography’, Photomonitor
  • 2015 Hannah Laycock: Artist in Residence – Sixfoot Gallery
  • 2015 ‘In pictures: ‘What multiple sclerosis means to me’’ – BBC News: Ouch Blog
  • 2015 ‘Look: Artist Displays Her Feelings About MS Through Photography’ – The Mobility Resource
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1, London
  • 2013 ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’, pg139 ‘The time we were not born: Experimental archaeology – working within and beyond the photographic archive with photography students’, Chapter; Julia Winckler, Editor; Del Loewenthall; Routledge, 2013
  • 2010 Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing Of The Light, Photoworks Showcase, Brighton
  • 2006 Mark Johnston monograph (portraiture of expressionist landscape painter) UK

Awards/Residencies/Collectives

  • 2018 VACMA (Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award (Winner)
  • 2017 LifeFramer ‘Open Call’ competition (Winner)
  • 2017 Fòcas: Document Digital Commission completion (Winner)
  • 2017 Feminist Photography Network online residency (Winner)
  • 2017 Seedbed Bursary (Winner)
  • 2017 Photovoice ‘Obscure’ photography competition (Winner)
  • 2017 (present) Feminist Photography Network (Collective)
  • 2017 (present) Wildfires, women photographers network (Collective)
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist Residency, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Winner)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Finalist)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival (Finalist)
  • 2011 ITS (International Talent Support)#PHOTO, Italy (Finalist)
  • 2010 Danny Wilson Memorial Prize, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (Shortlisted)

Talks/Interviews/Commissions

  •  2018 Artist talk: ‘Photography As A Means of Catharsis & Artistic Expression’, Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: ‘Portraits of The Brain workshop, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurological Clinic, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: MS Is My Boyfriend and Awakenings, FUSION, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Commission: Nairn Book & Arts 15th Anniversary Festival Programme Front Cover, Nairn, Scotland
  • 2017 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Moray Feelgood Festival, Moray Wellbeing Hub, Moray, Scotland
  • 2017 Guest speaker: National MND Awareness Day, MND Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2017 Visiting lecturer: ‘Mapping The Significance of Life Events – Prior to Multiple Scleoris, Diagnosis and Living with Multiple Sclerosis’, Robert Gordon University, BA (Hons) Social Work, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • 2017 Live broadcast interview: BBC Radio Scotland for The Kaye Adams Programme
  • 2016 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Mental Health Awareness Week fundraiser, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2010 Artist Talk: Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing of The Light, ArtsFORUM, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton

Research/Development

  • 2018 Research: Narrative Palliative Care Workshop, Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, New York, USA

Hannah Laycock (1982) was born and grew up in the Northeast coast of Scotland.  Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography.

Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013.  Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art.  In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’.

This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts III, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her fathers diagnosis with motor neuron disease.

Laycocks two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer.

Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.

Education

  •  BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton, UK
  •  Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

 Exhibitions

  •  2018 Perceiving Identity, Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Leonchoil Hospital, Forres, Scotland
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, Platform, The Bridge, Glasgow
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, NID, Gandinagar, India
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘Exchanges: Dialogues, Hesitation & Creation’, Feminist Photography Network, as part of Brave: The Festival of Risk and Failure, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘Vunerable Bodies’, CBK Zuitdoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Fòcas Scotland – Pop-up Portfolios, St Andrews Photography Festival
  • 2017 PURVAI: Fòcas India Shortlist, Photography Exhibition, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • 2017 Awakenings – ‘When The Light Shifts’ WildFires female photography collective, Glasgow Women’s Library
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, AAN (American Academy of Neurology) convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) convention, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, CMSC (The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers), New Orleans, USA
  • 2016 Awakenings – Culture Day, Forres
  • 2016 Awakenings, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2016 Awakenings, Dysfunction Gallery, Strathaven
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist in Residence exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, ShiftMS: #GOOB (Good Out of Bad) – London, England
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1 launch, Underground Gallery, London
  • 2010 Matters of Importance – Brighton Photo Fringe at, The Foundry Gallery, Lewes
  • 2010 Transitions – Brighton Photo Fringe, Twilight Gallery, Brighton
  • 2010 Lucid – Free Range Graduate Show, The Old Truman Brewery, London 

Publications (Books/Magazines/Essays/Online)

  • 2017 Press: Moray photographer captures MS struggle with poignant images’, The Press and journal, Ben Hendry
  • 2017 WildFires female photography collective: Stella Bolaki on Hannah Laycock’s Photography
  • 2017 Online article: ‘How Photography Helped Me’, Photovoice, UK
  • 2017 Thesis Feature: ‘Lived Experiences of People with Recently Diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis: An Analysis drawing on Phenomenology and Ethics of Care’
  • 2017 Essay & front cover feature: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities printed journal, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Essay: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities website, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Online article: ‘#MOreThanAnImage Campaign Highlights Personal Triumps Behnd the Lens’, Photographers Without Borders
  • 2016 Website feature: The Visibility Movement raising awareness about invisible diseases
  • 2016 Art Review: Hannah Laycock’s Visions of Multiple Sclerosis: Perceiving Identity’, BMJ Blogs Medical Humanities website, Shahd Alshammari, PhD
  • 2016 #MoreThanAnImage campaign, short documentary feature on the power of photography, Wex Photographic
  • 2016 Thesis Feature: ‘The Prevalence of Alexithymia, Apathy and Fatigue and Their Relationship with The Quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis – a cohort study’, Sebastian Grabner, PhD Researcher, Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna
  • 2015 Life Through a Lens, New Pathways magazine, MS-UK
  • 2015 ‘The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art’, Vice Magazine
  • 2015 Artist Profile feature, Central Station
  • 2015 ‘Examining A Season of Photography’, Photomonitor
  • 2015 Hannah Laycock: Artist in Residence – Sixfoot Gallery
  • 2015 ‘In pictures: ‘What multiple sclerosis means to me’’ – BBC News: Ouch Blog
  • 2015 ‘Look: Artist Displays Her Feelings About MS Through Photography’ – The Mobility Resource
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1, London
  • 2013 ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’, pg139 ‘The time we were not born: Experimental archaeology – working within and beyond the photographic archive with photography students’, Chapter; Julia Winckler, Editor; Del Loewenthall; Routledge, 2013
  • 2010 Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing Of The Light, Photoworks Showcase, Brighton
  • 2006 Mark Johnston monograph (portraiture of expressionist landscape painter) UK

Awards/Residencies/Collectives

  • 2018 VACMA (Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award (Winner)
  • 2017 LifeFramer ‘Open Call’ competition (Winner)
  • 2017 Fòcas: Document Digital Commission completion (Winner)
  • 2017 Feminist Photography Network online residency (Winner)
  • 2017 Seedbed Bursary (Winner)
  • 2017 Photovoice ‘Obscure’ photography competition (Winner)
  • 2017 (present) Feminist Photography Network (Collective)
  • 2017 (present) Wildfires, women photographers network (Collective)
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist Residency, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Winner)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Finalist)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival (Finalist)
  • 2011 ITS (International Talent Support)#PHOTO, Italy (Finalist)
  • 2010 Danny Wilson Memorial Prize, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (Shortlisted)

Talks/Interviews/Commissions

  •  2018 Artist talk: ‘Photography As A Means of Catharsis & Artistic Expression’, Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: ‘Portraits of The Brain workshop, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurological Clinic, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: MS Is My Boyfriend and Awakenings, FUSION, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Commission: Nairn Book & Arts 15th Anniversary Festival Programme Front Cover, Nairn, Scotland
  • 2017 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Moray Feelgood Festival, Moray Wellbeing Hub, Moray, Scotland
  • 2017 Guest speaker: National MND Awareness Day, MND Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2017 Visiting lecturer: ‘Mapping The Significance of Life Events – Prior to Multiple Scleoris, Diagnosis and Living with Multiple Sclerosis’, Robert Gordon University, BA (Hons) Social Work, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • 2017 Live broadcast interview: BBC Radio Scotland for The Kaye Adams Programme
  • 2016 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Mental Health Awareness Week fundraiser, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2010 Artist Talk: Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing of The Light, ArtsFORUM, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton

Research/Development

  • 2018 Research: Narrative Palliative Care Workshop, Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, New York, USA

Hannah Laycock (1982) was born and grew up in the Northeast coast of Scotland.  Between 2005–2015 she lived in Brighton and London during which time she cultivated her skills in fine-art and commercial photography.

Hannah specialises in portrait photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013.  Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art.  In two of her latest bodies of work, Awakenings and Perceiving Identity she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss and liberation, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’.

This is not the first time Laycock explores illness as Railing at the Enthrallment to the Failing of the Light (Parts III, 2009) had documented the emotional terrain of her family’s life following her fathers diagnosis with motor neuron disease.

Laycocks two MS related projects correlate to her earlier art and portrait photography; Fragility and Primacy Subject, which deal with fragility, image and desire, and power relations between subject and observer.

Laycock uses photography as tool to reach out “to help the general population, patients and health professionals to tell and listen to the complex and unique stories of illness” through the use of visual language. “To re-imagine health and wellbeing care based on trust and trustworthiness, humility, and mutual recognition” in order to better understand such conditions as motor neuron disease or multiple sclerosis.

Education

  •  BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton, UK
  •  Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

 Exhibitions

  •  2018 Perceiving Identity, Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Leonchoil Hospital, Forres, Scotland
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, Platform, The Bridge, Glasgow
  • 2018 (new work) The Vessel, ‘Fòcas: Document’, NID, Gandinagar, India
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘Exchanges: Dialogues, Hesitation & Creation’, Feminist Photography Network, as part of Brave: The Festival of Risk and Failure, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • 2018 Perceiving Identity, ‘Vunerable Bodies’, CBK Zuitdoost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Fòcas Scotland – Pop-up Portfolios, St Andrews Photography Festival
  • 2017 PURVAI: Fòcas India Shortlist, Photography Exhibition, An Lanntair, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • 2017 Awakenings – ‘When The Light Shifts’ WildFires female photography collective, Glasgow Women’s Library
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, AAN (American Academy of Neurology) convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) convention, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • 2017 Awakenings, Genentech, CMSC (The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers), New Orleans, USA
  • 2016 Awakenings – Culture Day, Forres
  • 2016 Awakenings, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2016 Awakenings, Dysfunction Gallery, Strathaven
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist in Residence exhibition, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, ShiftMS: #GOOB (Good Out of Bad) – London, England
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1 launch, Underground Gallery, London
  • 2010 Matters of Importance – Brighton Photo Fringe at, The Foundry Gallery, Lewes
  • 2010 Transitions – Brighton Photo Fringe, Twilight Gallery, Brighton
  • 2010 Lucid – Free Range Graduate Show, The Old Truman Brewery, London 

Publications (Books/Magazines/Essays/Online)

  • 2017 Press: Moray photographer captures MS struggle with poignant images’, The Press and journal, Ben Hendry
  • 2017 WildFires female photography collective: Stella Bolaki on Hannah Laycock’s Photography
  • 2017 Online article: ‘How Photography Helped Me’, Photovoice, UK
  • 2017 Thesis Feature: ‘Lived Experiences of People with Recently Diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis: An Analysis drawing on Phenomenology and Ethics of Care’
  • 2017 Essay & front cover feature: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities printed journal, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Essay: ‘Capturing the Worlds of Multiple Sclerosis: Hannah Laycock’s Awakenings’ – BMJ Medical Humanities website, Dr Stella Bolacki,
  • 2016 Online article: ‘#MOreThanAnImage Campaign Highlights Personal Triumps Behnd the Lens’, Photographers Without Borders
  • 2016 Website feature: The Visibility Movement raising awareness about invisible diseases
  • 2016 Art Review: Hannah Laycock’s Visions of Multiple Sclerosis: Perceiving Identity’, BMJ Blogs Medical Humanities website, Shahd Alshammari, PhD
  • 2016 #MoreThanAnImage campaign, short documentary feature on the power of photography, Wex Photographic
  • 2016 Thesis Feature: ‘The Prevalence of Alexithymia, Apathy and Fatigue and Their Relationship with The Quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis – a cohort study’, Sebastian Grabner, PhD Researcher, Department of Neurology at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna
  • 2015 Life Through a Lens, New Pathways magazine, MS-UK
  • 2015 ‘The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art’, Vice Magazine
  • 2015 Artist Profile feature, Central Station
  • 2015 ‘Examining A Season of Photography’, Photomonitor
  • 2015 Hannah Laycock: Artist in Residence – Sixfoot Gallery
  • 2015 ‘In pictures: ‘What multiple sclerosis means to me’’ – BBC News: Ouch Blog
  • 2015 ‘Look: Artist Displays Her Feelings About MS Through Photography’ – The Mobility Resource
  • 2013 Of The Afternoon, Issue #1, London
  • 2013 ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’, pg139 ‘The time we were not born: Experimental archaeology – working within and beyond the photographic archive with photography students’, Chapter; Julia Winckler, Editor; Del Loewenthall; Routledge, 2013
  • 2010 Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing Of The Light, Photoworks Showcase, Brighton
  • 2006 Mark Johnston monograph (portraiture of expressionist landscape painter) UK

Awards/Residencies/Collectives

  • 2018 VACMA (Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award (Winner)
  • 2017 LifeFramer ‘Open Call’ competition (Winner)
  • 2017 Fòcas: Document Digital Commission completion (Winner)
  • 2017 Feminist Photography Network online residency (Winner)
  • 2017 Seedbed Bursary (Winner)
  • 2017 Photovoice ‘Obscure’ photography competition (Winner)
  • 2017 (present) Feminist Photography Network (Collective)
  • 2017 (present) Wildfires, women photographers network (Collective)
  • 2015 Awakenings – Artist Residency, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Winner)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, Photography Open Exhibition – Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow (Finalist)
  • 2015 Perceiving Identity, The North and Beyond, Summer Exhibition, Grassington Festival (Finalist)
  • 2011 ITS (International Talent Support)#PHOTO, Italy (Finalist)
  • 2010 Danny Wilson Memorial Prize, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (Shortlisted)

Talks/Interviews/Commissions

  •  2018 Artist talk: ‘Photography As A Means of Catharsis & Artistic Expression’, Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: ‘Portraits of The Brain workshop, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurological Clinic, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Artist talk: MS Is My Boyfriend and Awakenings, FUSION, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018 Commission: Nairn Book & Arts 15th Anniversary Festival Programme Front Cover, Nairn, Scotland
  • 2017 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Moray Feelgood Festival, Moray Wellbeing Hub, Moray, Scotland
  • 2017 Guest speaker: National MND Awareness Day, MND Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2017 Visiting lecturer: ‘Mapping The Significance of Life Events – Prior to Multiple Scleoris, Diagnosis and Living with Multiple Sclerosis’, Robert Gordon University, BA (Hons) Social Work, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • 2017 Live broadcast interview: BBC Radio Scotland for The Kaye Adams Programme
  • 2016 Artist talk: ‘Awakenings: A Darker Shade of Blue & Photography As The Means of Expression and Catharsis’, Mental Health Awareness Week fundraiser, Perspective Cafe, Rose & Grants, Glasgow
  • 2010 Artist Talk: Railing At The Enthrallment To The Failing of The Light, ArtsFORUM, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton

Research/Development

  • 2018 Research: Narrative Palliative Care Workshop, Narrative Medicine, Columbia University, New York, USA