Since completing her Photography Diploma in 2013, Lucy Saggers was named Craft Photographer of the Year in 2015, has twice been a finalist in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award (2015 and 2016), and in 2015 achieved the second round of the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
Using prime lenses and natural light, Lucy produces signed, limited edition, black and white archive prints, through which she would like to reveal the richness and beauty of rural life.
“They strike us with their luminous quality: rural homages in black and white, telling tales and capturing sincere moments otherwise passed by. Lucy Saggers’ depictions are rich in narrative, communicating the essence of a Yorkshire community. She is acutely drawn to light, to shade and the qualities of the British landscape. Seeking to capture the beauty in the everyday, Lucy sees the world through a lens.
‘Framing a scene is an instinctive reaction: I think it’s my way of processing and, I suppose, holding onto something I value.’
Lucy’s work possesses such consciousness for texture and generosity of spirit, grasping always for the light and for humility.”
Yorkshire Art Journal, February 2016.