Robin Laurance is an Oxford-based photojournalist with 35 years experience in the editorial and corporate fields of photography. Robin joined The Guardian newspaper in London in 1969 as a photographer, leaving in 1971 to pursue a freelance career in both writing and photography. Since then he has contributed features and photographs to The Times, The Sunday Times and The Guardian and to a variety of weekly and monthly magazines. He also worked on regular photo assignments for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes magazine and Business Week.

His corporate clients have included Glaxo, BP, the Ministry of Defence, ICI, the Metropolitan Police and IBM.

Robin has published three books: The Millennium Generation and Portrait of Islam were books of photographs and both published by Thames & Hudson.


Just What I Always Wanted is a book looking at the history of present giving through the 365 most unusual birthday presents to have changed hands in the past 300 years. It was published by Quercus and is now available on line.

Two exhibitions of his work have been held at the National Theatre in London and one at the Arts Centre in Birmingham. His work has also been included in exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery and at the National Portrait Gallery which has a number of his photographs in its collection.

He is currently working on two books, one about Cuba and Castro's legacy and the other about the way pictures inform and influence the political process.

Robin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.