Lucy Helton

Lucy Helton

Documentary Photography and Print

Resident Artist

Based in the UK after 18 years in New York, Lucy Helton uses visual arts as a means of engagement by employing concept-specific technologies to image the relationship between human beings and the landscapes we inhabit. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Paris Photo - Aperture First Book Award 2015, and are held in many collections, such as, the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library, MoMA Archives and Library, MET Watson Library, Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Houston Center of Photography, Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, David M. Rubinstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig, Germany.

"During my residency at boomsatsuma I'm growing a living organic material to use as an alternative surface for the photographic image. Its wonderful to be a resident artist within a degree programme as the students can engage with a working practitioner and I get to experience a creative exchange with the next generation of photographers!"