Hello! I’m Lucy, a London born Documentary Photographer. My photographic practise focuses on social engagement and I have a particular interest in local community. I used to be Probation Officer and that has strongly influenced the way in which I work today. I strive for social connection in my work and I’ve a strong desire to share the stories of these interactions to a wider audience.
I am currently studying an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Westminster. Last year I was commissioned by national Charity Bank to drive across the UK, photographing 38 charities along the way as part of their Follow The Money Campaign. You can read more about this here. As well as being an incredible experience, this trip enabled me to discover wonderful Liverpool where I now live. I am currently producing a new body of work in my new community. I continue to work between Liverpool and London as well as undertaking commissions across the country.
In May 2019, the City Of London corporation commissioned me as Documentary Photographer for Tower Bridge, telling the story of this momentous landmark as we find it today. I’ll be making work there for the rest of the year and this one feels extra special. When I first started getting interested in photography, I was living in the London borough of Southwark and I would get up at 4:00am to stand on London Bridge with the hope of photographing a clear sunrise over Tower Bridge. I am so enjoying the commission and working with the amazing team based there. https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/news/2019/06/21/lucy-hunter-announced-125th-anniversary-documentary-photographer/