Laura Noble

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Laura Noble (born Manchester 1974) is an English writer, gallerist and artist.


Laura Noble has written for numerous publications including Next Level, Foam, Snoecks and Image magazines. She was a regular columnist in London Independent Photography and Editor-at-large for Photoicon Magazine.[1] Noble has written for a number of monographs and is the author of The Art of Collecting Photography.[2]

Diemar/Noble Photography[edit]

In 2009, after several years at The Photographers' Gallery she established the Diemar/Noble Photography Gallery in London.[3] The gallery stocked and exhibited a wide range of photographic work, from the medium’s early masters to current and cutting-edge contemporary work. The gallery's agenda intended to promote new photography to as wide an audience as possible, by presenting new or little seen works in context with classic proponents of the medium. In 2010, it was selected as the host gallery for the Prix Pictet commission by Ed Kashi.[4] In the same year, Time Out called Diemar/Noble "one of the capital's top spots for photography."[5] The gallery closed in August 2012.[6]

L A Noble Gallery[edit]

Noble founded L A Noble Gallery in September 2012. It was launched at the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam.[7] Noble is the sole director of the gallery which enables her to concentrate on predominantly contemporary photography. The Gallery represents well established artists, and also prides itself on discovering emerging talent. L A Noble Gallery offer one-on-one services with Noble herself, such as portfolio reviews, mentoring sessions and consultations.

She continues to consult and curate external exhibitions including Robert Clayton's critically acclaimed Estate at the Library of Birmingham.[8]

FIX Photo Festival[edit]

FIX Photo launched in 2016, produced and curated by Laura Noble. FIX Photo is an annual event, featuring curator led tours, artist talks, film screenings and a programme of workshops. This free exhibition of photography includes works by an array of domestic and international talent.[9] The 2017 edition of FIX Photo featured 23 artists, with 'over 300 pieces showcased along ten rooms and four floors'. [10] It was curated in response to the consequences of the dramatic political shifts of 2016. [11]

British Journal of Photography described the show as mixing 'well-established photographers with little-known or emerging artists, and is gathered into four categories – identity, community, harmony & unity, and environment'[12]. This year also saw the first FIX Photo Festival Awards, an open competition judged by Noble, Chris Steele-Perkins, photographer Lottie Davies and Digital Camera Magazine editor, Ben Brain.

Lectures and Appearances[edit]

A passionate advocate of photography in all its forms, she lectures in the UK and abroad to students, photographers and collectors on the subject. Noble is a visiting lecturer at Kingston University (2014–present), University of Westminster (2010–present), Falmouth University (2011–present) and Sotheby's Institute of Art, London (2013–present). She has delivered seminars on collecting photography at The National Museum of Warsaw (2015), Foam Amsterdam (2013), Glasgow Art Fair (2008)[13] and at Fundacio Foto Colectania, Barcelona.[14] At the latter, she was invited to host the interview presentation with photographer Albert Watson.

From 2009 to 2013, Laura Noble was selected for the panel of international experts delivering portfolio reviews at Les Rencontres d'Arles[15] and as a member of the judging committee for The Renaissance Arts Prize - Photography and Video Art Awards. Noble has also been a member of the judging committee for the Cork Street Open (2011), The AOP Awards (2013), The London Photo Festival (2014) and was selected as the sole juror for the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2015).[16] Noble is currently a nominator for the Prix Pictet.[17]

Selected Published Writing[edit]

  • The Art of Collecting Photography. Published by AVA Publishing SA, 2006. ISBN 2-88479-028-4, ISBN 978-2-88479-028-4
  • With Lluis Real. London. Published by John Rule Sales & Marketing, 2006. ISBN 84-611-2977-6, ISBN 978-84-611-2977-5
  • With Jonathan Anderson, Edwin Low, Tex Light & Sie Dallas. Chrysalis. Published by Light & Sie, 2007
  • With Yvonne De Rosa, Sarah Milano. Crazy God. Published by Damiani, 2008. ISBN 88-6208-020-4, ISBN 978-88-6208-020-0
  • With Jonathan Anderson, Edwin Low. Circus. Published by Lucky Panda Press, 2008
  • With Jennie Gunhammar. Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond. Damiani Editore, 2009. ISBN 978-88-6208-081-1
  • With Bertil Nilsson. Undisclosed: Images of the Contemporary Circus Artist. Published by Canalside Books, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9568872-0-7
  • With Damion Berger. In The Deep End. Published by Schilt, 2011. ISBN 9053307133, ISBN 978-9053307137
  • With Yvonne De Rosa, Sam Taylor-Johnson. Hidden Identities: Unfinished. Published by Damiani, 2013. ISBN 886208269X, ISBN 978-8862082693
  • With Robert Clayton, Jonathan Meades. Estate. Published by Stay Free, 2015. ISBN 0993128408, ISBN 978-0993128400


  1. ^ "PHOTOICON INTERVIEW: John Hoppy Hopkins Tapping the Zeitgeist". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  2. ^ The art of collecting photography - Laura Noble - Google Boeken. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Photography News | Deimar/noble Photography Opens New Gallery In London On May 7th With Jennie Gunhammar Exhibition". I Photo Central. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Prix Pictet Commission Photographs at Diemar/Noble, London". Prix Pictet. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Time Out Online Profile of Diemar Noble Photography Gallery". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ "An Open Letter from Laura Noble concerning the closure of Diemar Noble Photography". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ "L A Noble Gallery (UK) launches at Unseen Photo Fair". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Artist Profile of Robert Clayton". Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  9. ^ "FIX Photo". L A NOBLE GALLERY. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Festivals: FIX Photo 2017 – British Journal of Photography". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ "FIX Photo Festival: An annual celebration of consummate photography - Made in Shoreditch Magazine". Made in Shoreditch Magazine. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Festivals: FIX Photo 2017 – British Journal of Photography". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  13. ^ "George Barber". Street Level Photoworks. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Ciclo práctico de coleccionismo de fotografía 2008". 16 March 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  15. ^ "Les Recontres d'Arles: Experts 2012". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Rules for the 8th JMCA". Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Prix Pictet Nominator Profile Page for Laura Noble". Retrieved 29 March 2016.

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