The global award in photography and sustainability

I was born in London in 1955 and educated at Chelsea School of Art (1973 –76) and at the Slade School of Fine Art (1977 – 79) in London.

I received travel awards to Berlin (DAAD) (1976 – 77) and to Tokyo (1981 – 82) where I subsequently worked for a further five years.

I currently live and work on Dartmoor, Devon which has been home, studio and work location for the past seventeen years.

I have exhibited within the UK and internationally, working on numerous publications, public commissions and educational projects.

Significant solo exhibitions with publications include Between Sun and Earth and catalogue, The Photographers Gallery, London 1993, River Taw, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall which subsequently toured to Spacex Gallery, Exeter; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Musee De L’Elysee, Lausanne in 1998.

Woman Thinking River and catalogue, Fraenkel Gallery, San Fransisco and James Danziger Gallery, New York 1999, Natural Magic at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 2001. Transience of Nature was a retrospective exhibition and catalogue at the Tokyo Design centre, 2003.

My work is held in numerous public and private collections as well as public commissions within the UK, Europe, US, Japan and Korea. I have recently completed a major public commission for The Eden Project, Cornwall, an ecological research center, internationally known for the large biodomes housing tropical rainforest and temperate zones.

Susan Derges