River Taw, 1997

Susan Derges is a British photographer whose work explores the relationship between the body and nature. She captures both visible and invisible scientific and natural processes - the physical appearance of sound, the evolution of frogspawn, or the reflection of the moon and stars on water. She is best known for her pioneering technique of capturing the movement of water by immersing photographic paper directly into rivers or shorelines. Her practice reflects the work of the earliest pioneers of photography, but is also contemporary in its experimentation and awareness of both conceptual and environmental issues.