Born in 1994, Laura grew up in Aarhus, Denmark, where she is still based. She had her first taste of photography as a seven-year-old child, using a small analogue camera. "I was fascinated by the magical film roll having images hidden inside it," she remembers. Her passion for photography really took off in her mid-teens when she bought her first DSLR: a Canon EOS 600D.
"As a teenager, I had a creative side where I did a lot of painting, drawing and photography, then there was a more academic side where I was interested in science and politics," she says. "When I discovered photojournalism, I realised there was a possibility of combining creativity with research, so I just went for it."
After school, she studied art photography and photojournalism at a Danish folk high school, followed by a BA in Photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. This course included 18 months' work experience on the daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten, in which she covered stories including the refugee crisis and forest fires.