Laura Morton is a freelance photojournalist based in San Francisco. Her personal work focuses on wealth and the issues that surround it. She has been featured in German GEO, Newsweek Japan, The British Journal of Photography, 6 Mois, National Geographic Traveler France, IO Donna, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and various other publications.
In 2014, she received a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund to begin working on her latest project – “Wild West Tech,” which explores the tech industry culture in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Born in 1984 in Maryland, Laura grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and began to pursue a career in photojournalism during her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and Journalism.
Her series “The Social Stage” on San Francisco’s culture of high society was awarded in the 2012 PDN Photo Annual and was a winner of the 2013 Hearst 8X10 Photography Biennial. She is also a winner of the 2013 Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers exchange.