SE1 EP3: The power of photography -Laura Zalenga

In today’s episode we are joined by the inspiring self-portrait photographer Laura Zalenga. Famous for expressing emotions and telling stories through clear and raw pictures, Laura has over 150k followers on Instagram and has worked with many big brands including Sony and Disney. Her work addresses important global issues and social taboos, reflecting some of the barriers she faces as a female artist. 

Some of the topics covered in this episode include:  

-What photography means to Laura  

-Body image 

-Mental health 

-The power of photography as a meditative tool  

-The obstacles Laura has faced and continues to face as a young female photographer 

Find out more about Laura’s work: 

Instagram: @laurazalenga  


Links to Laura’s online workshops:  

Beauty of age project:  

1001 strangers project:  

Laura’s two favourite quotes (by the amazing Maya Angelou):   

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”   

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  

Laura’s “List of artists who inspire me visually or to do better as a human”:  








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