LUCY SAGGERS | OF LIFE & LAND
18th May 2018 - 16th June 2018
A solo exhibition by Yorkshire photographer Lucy Saggers
Lotte Inch Gallery is proud to welcome Of Life & Land, a solo exhibition by Yorkshire based photographer Lucy Saggers.
Of Life & Land is a captivating photographic exhibition chronicling life in the Yorkshire village of Ampleforth. Featuring residents, both young and old, going about their everyday lives and work, the photographs are raw, honest and exceptionally beautiful. The images make what many might consider the mundane, deeply moving and delightfully telling. Each of her photos tells a unique and timeless story, ‘Coconut Slice’ (pictured) shows Ampleforth resident, Betty Fox serving villagers at her annual coffee morning in aid of St Hilda’s church and her friend Penelope exclaiming “oh my favourite”. It is the way in which Lucy captures the delight in this simple moment which make her photographs so exceptional.
Lucy has previously been shortlisted for several awards and in 2015 made the second round of the prestigious National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award with five images including, Coconut Slice from her 'Of Life and Land' series. Most recently she has also had five images from the series shortlisted for The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161.
Lucy Saggers: Of Life & Land will open with a private viewing on Saturday 19th May where refreshments will be generously provided by Sloe Motion Gin.
Lucy Saggers is a photographer based in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire. While having always maintained an interest in documentary photography, her own work has truly only developed in the last few years. For many years Lucy worked in conservation and rural development both in the UK and in Africa before settling with her family in Yorkshire where she earned her photography diploma in 2013-13. Lucy’s photographic style is unhurried and very considered and her use of natural light against her subjects creates very honest and raw images. Lucy’s work centres around the daily goings on of village life with her photographs capturing both the residents and the landscape in a timeless manner.