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/
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.
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.
She currently runs the gallery in St Leonards but is also working on documentary bids with Londoncityx.