Lucy Saggers, Sunday 6th November 2022


Our next keynote speaker is Lucy Saggers on Sunday 6th November 2022 at the RAFA Club in Leyland. The event will start at 10:00AM.

Lucy is a photographer based in England’s rural North Yorkshire, with a particular interest in documenting how we live.

Please will any non-members let us know in advance if you would like to attend, this will allow us to plan the catering. Thanks!

Ford of the Sorrel

After an illustrated introduction outlining the circuitous route by which she came to
photography, Lucy will talk through selected pictures from her ten-year documentary work,
Ford of the Sorrel. The work tells stories of the interwoven lives and deep sense of
connection between people and the land in her home village of Ampleforth, on the edge of
the North York Moors. The work was published by Bluecoat Press in 2021 and shortlisted for
Belfast Photo Festival 2022.
Lucy will also talk through a selection of prints she has made of this work, which will be
available to look at along with the book.

“These wonderful photographs are poems and short stories; they are miniatures and epics;
they are tiny movements at the edge of the folding map and huge gestures at the vortex of
the turning world. Once seen, they cannot be unseen. Lucy Saggers’ images have the
timelessness of cave paintings, but somehow the modernity of Instagram. We share their
humanity and they amplify ours. 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, is very far

from the centre of things.” Ian McMillan

“Great photography requires devotion to subject matter. And yet you must also develop the
craft that enables you to “channel” your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and impressions of your
subject directly through your camera. Lucy Saggers is such a photographer, a modern visual
poet whose images give light to the people she knows and loves in the village landscape

where she lives.” Joe Cornish

Andrew Auty Exhibition – online version


As described in a recent article, our current member’s exhibition at the Mercure Georgian House is the work of Andrew Auty. Due to the current restrictions in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, Andrew has posted a gallery of his exhibition photographs on his website here for those who are interested in seeing the exhibition bat are unable to travel.

There is also a blog post on Andrew’s website about the exhibition here.

The hotel remains open and the exhibition will be on display in the main bar area of the hotel until the end of December.

Monthly meetings now on Zoom


Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have cancelled all scheduled meetings and events, but we are now holding the meetings virtually using Zoom. The meetings follow the usual format of members presenting work to the group for discussion and feedback, but without the usual breaks to get a closer look at prints.

We have now had two virtual meetings and have (more or less!) got the hang of the technology, so please get in touch via the Contact page if you are interested in joining us!