Captivated from a young age by the documentary work of James Ravilious, Lucy took over thirty years to follow her ambition of being a photographer (via ten years in
wildlife conservation). Based in the North East of England (North Yorkshire), her personal work centres on stories of every day rural life. Lucy is inspired by the sense of permanence and rootedness resulting from the deep layers of connection and shared history both within a community and between people and their landscape. Working in black and white to focus on composition, texture and light, and to bring us closer to the timeless essence of a scene, Lucy is interested in the reassuring, simple beauty inherent in the unending rhythms of our daily human experience.
"Swim around in these deep, deep photographs and then look around your own street, your own village, your own neighbourhood and try and find the timeless stories there because in the end none of us, as Lucy Saggers proves, are very far from the centre of things
." Ian McMillan
Lucy has exhibited regionally and nationally, including at the Mall Galleries
as a finalist in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award
2015 and 2016; and at the Prince's Foundation
as Winner of Craft Photographer of the Year 2015.
Recent highlights include reaching the second round of the National Portrait Gallery
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2015,
Highly Commended at the Bowes Museum
's 'Only in the North' in 2017,
five images shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society's
International Photography Exhibition 161 in 2018.
Since 2018 Lucy is printing her own work on Fotospeed Platinum Cotton: PROJECTS
Lucy is available for commissions - you can contact her here
for news and exhibition details.
"Lucy Saggers is a modern visual poet."
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