30th June 2022


LUCY SAGGERS: Ford of the Sorrel

1st April – 30th June 2022

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Saggers to be our next artist exhibiting in the Café.

Lucy Saggers is a documentary photographer based in rural North Yorkshire. Despite growing up in a city (Oxford), she has always been drawn to the stories of rural lives and landscapes. Her work begins with the tiny stories of everyday, through which she explores themes of connection, community and belonging, conscious of the impressions we leave on each other and the land, and of the marks a place may leave on us.

The series, Ford of the Sorrel, documents overlapping lives within her home village of Ampleforth over a ten-year period. Ford of the Sorrel has been shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival 2022 and was published into a book by Bluecoat Press 2021, which will be available to purchase in the Gift Shop. The series has previously been exhibited at Brewery Arts Kendal 2019, Lotte Inch Gallery York 2018, Ryedale Folk Museum 2018 and made it to the second round of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society IPE 2018).


 Her latest series, All in a Day’s Work, was commissioned by Yorkshire Agricultural Society and supported by National Farmers Union and Prince’s Countryside Fund to shine a light on the vital, varied and often overlooked roles of women in farming. The series of 27 portraits is showing at Ryedale Folk Museum March-June 2022 (previously Ripon Cathedral 2022; Great Yorkshire Show 2021).

As a founder member of Ink photography collective, Lucy exhibited work from her Strawberry Fields series as part of Bees (and other species) at Diffusion, Wales International Festival of Photography 2021.

In addition to her personal work, Lucy undertakes commissions, talks and workshops.


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