Laura Portinaro develops her interest for photography and documentaries during her various travels in East Europe, South-East Asia and Latin America, where she approaches travel photography and photojournalism. By working with different photographers and videomakers such as Luca Saini (vido/photo artist), Giulio di Meo (photojournalist/Arci-Arcs, Oxfam, Libera) and Francesco Coniglio (fashion, product photographer/Burnett, Stv, Doppio Vento), she develops technical abilities, visual sensitivity and a capacity to move between the various languages of photography and videography. Graduated in International Relations and Human Rights, she moves to New York where she attends the International Center of Photography.

She carried out socio-reportage in Laos, Bolivia, Brazil, Myanmar, China and Kosovo, editorial projects such as Hidden Hilltribes, Women@Work and East Londoners, social video-documentaries for NGOs in London, China and Italy, her works have ben exhibited in galleries in Italy, London and Iceland and she published on Corriere della Sera, Oggi, La Stampa, National Geographic Online, Witness Journal, Geo, La Repubblica, Bella Italia, Turisti per Caso, Torino Magazine.

She currently lives and works as freelance photographer and videomaker between London and Torino.