Lucy Bell founded and directed The Independent Photographers Gallery in Battle from 2001, and in 2009 moved, to “the Portobello of the South” Normans Road, in St Leonards on Sea.
Her new Gallery is dedicated to promoting exhibiting and selling Fine Art Photography, and also to hosting talks, workshops,and portfolio reviews.
Lucy Bell Gallery’s ethos is to promote fine art photography in the region whilst maintaining international and national connections. Working with with both industry professionals, amateurs and university students the gallery will exhibit not only those who have established their careers but new and groundbreaking talent.
She also founded the Terry O’Neill Award which she ran from 2006-2013
Exhibitions to date include /Brian Duffy -The Third Man/Ken Russell Photographer-Filmaker/Fay Godwin -Colourworks/ Robin Bells’ Silver Footprint/ Martyn Colbeck-Elephants of Amboseli/ Harriet Logan- Unveiled/ Tim Flach – Dogs Gods/Steven Berkoff – East End Photographs/Flower Show – Barry Lategan and Bruce Rae/Maslen&Mehra- Mirrored/ Colin Jones – The Who 1966/ John Thornton and Hiroko Enseki – Love in The House of the Nobleman/ Through the Eyes of Lee Miller/
The gallery sells prints from all previous exhibitions and can source work/ prints by other photographers to order.
She has also run community projects such as Folk-Us on Robertsbridge with photographer Malcolm Glover, and worked with Brighton Photo Biennial curators, and university galleries on touring exhibitions, and also works with interior designers and clients to supply works for Hotels and Restaurants,
She has worked on two book projects from inception to completion/ Steven Berkoffs East End Photograph, and Robin Bells Silver Footprint both published by Dewi Lewis.