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Laura Havlin

Laura Havlin works with creative and cultural institutions on communications, content and strategy.

At renowned creative organisation D&AD, where she is Head of Content, Laura led the content strategy for reinventing the iconic D&AD Annual as a digital product for the first time in its six-decade-spanning history celebrating creative excellence in the commercial creative industries. Her track record for launching editorial content products in the cultural space includes the role of Senior Editor on Magnum Photos' editorial website, from the development phase and launch in 2016, through the first three-and-a-half years of publishing. 

Original new work by Magnum Photographers, commissioned by Laura includes: Matt Black exploring controversial monuments, and Gueorgui Pinkhassov showcasing his unique skill for capturing light at Blackpool Illuminations. She also worked with expert writers, archivists and estates to create original editorial shining new light on archival work: see Herbert List’s archivist Peer-Olaf Richter on the German artist’s photographs of love, desire, and friendship; and Hugh Hefner’s former archivist at Playboy providing new context to Burt Glinn’s images of the Playboy Mansion Chicago.

Previously, Laura worked on content at digital publishers, cultural institutions and brands, including Digital Content Editor for Serpentine Galleries; Content Strategist and Editor at M&C Saatchi; and Acting Editor at NOWNESS.

Laura's writing on visual culture has appeared in publications that include: AnOther Magazine, Dazed, Flaunt Magazine, Sleek, Elephant, The British Journal of Photography, l'oeil de la photographie, Wonderland and Protein. Books citing her writing include, Time in Fashion, Industrial, Antilinear and Uchronic Temporalities (Bloomsbury), and The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing: Subjugated Knowledges (Routledge).

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