Stephanie Rushton's photographic based work explores visual perception and the ecological relationship between humanity and the earth for a PhD at University of Derby. 

Currently collaborating with Mally Mallinson for a project entitled Arkadia , a Wastelands: Public Art Now commission from Urban Wilderness Stoke CIC.


Past exhibitions include Format International Photography Festival (Habitat, 2017 and Forever Now, 2019), Container City at The Hamburg Triennale (2015) and Archaea a solo show at Campbell Works, Hackney (2015).

Conferences include Painting Digital Photography at Quad, Derby (2018) and Format International Photography Conference (2019).

Stephanie was apprenticed to David Bailey for five years in the late 1980's prior to a 20 year career in fashion, advertising and editorial photography. She is currently senior lecturer in Photography at University of Derby.

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A pair of wings, a different respiratory system, which enabled us to travel through space, would in no way help us, for if we visited Mars or Venus while keeping the same senses, they would clothe everything we could see in the same aspect as the things of the Earth. The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees….” Marcel Proust, La Prissoniere.

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