Lauren Zaknoun is a photographer & fine artist from southeastern Massachusetts. A self-described "photo-realist," she creates surreal portraits to bend the constraints of identity and reality. Anxiety, absence, power, & escapism are recurring concepts in her photography.

The purpose behind Lauren's work is to entice and unnerve the viewer, challenging their conception of what is real and what is not. A sense of humor and dark whimsy are trademarks of her work.

Lauren's art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, & Boston.