Lucy is a photographer drawn to stories of people and their landscape. Informed by her background in wildlife conservation and rural development in West and East Africa and the UK, her interest is in the impressions we leave on each other, on the land, and in turn the marks that a place may leave on us. Lucy works to develop understanding and trust with the people she photographs to allow natural authenticity into her environmental portraits. She uses a handheld camera and available light, applying techniques to reach into the shadows of the natural world or dark domestic and agricultural interiors.
Her long-term project Ford of the Sorrel tells stories of the interwoven lives and deep sense of belonging between people and their land in her home village on the edge of the North York Moors, UK. The work was published by Bluecoat Press in 2021 and shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival 2022. All in a Day’s Work was commissioned in 2021 by Yorkshire Agricultural Society (with support from Prince’s Countryside Fund and National Farmers Union) to shine a light on the vital, varied and often overlooked roles of women in farming. The black and white portrait series was shown at the Great Yorkshire Show 2021 and 2022, and Ryedale Folk Museum and Ripon Cathedral 2022. Lucy combines commissioned work for editorial, charity and private clients with personal work for publication and exhibition. From her home studio in Yorkshire she produces limited edition prints on heavyweight, matte, fine art paper.
Lucy Saggers is collaborating on the Power of Place project.