Susan Derges has established an international reputation with solo shows in London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. Her images are photograms, created without the conventional use of a camera lens. Instead Derges uses torches, moonlight and flash to capture aspects of nature directly onto photographic paper. In the River Taw series, for example, Derges uses the river near her Devonshire home as a lens, and fragments of ice, trailing ivy and debris reflected or passing through the water becomes the image.
Ice, 3 February 1997 (2000)Ilfochrome print, edition of 100
76cm x 30.5cm