About Me

Lucy Hayto is a UK based documentary photographer living in the Midlands. After studying her BA (Honors) at De Montfort University, her work won the Rachel Stevens Prize and was shortlisted for a number of other awards and prizes. She found her feet whilst studying her Masters in Bournemouth and realised her passion for environmental issues. Whilst working and volunteering for a number of environmental organisations, she began to make work that she believed represented her true interests and had the potential to make change in the world.

Her work uses a range of techniques to mediate her message, from drones to film photography. She captures every aspect in order to create a well-rounded project.

MA Commercial Photography - Arts University Bournemouth

BA (Honors) Photography and Video - De Montfort University (Second Class Upper Division)

BTEC in Photography - Leicester College (triple distinction)

Exhibitions and Awards


(2011) 'Click' - Crumblin' Cookie, Leicester

(2013) 'Shutter' - Leicester People's Photographic Gallery, Leicester

(2017) 'De'Signed' - Free Range, London

(2017) 'Open 28' - The Old Library, Leicester

(2017) 'OpenArt' - Cass Art, London

(2017) 'Photography on a Postcard' - theprintspace, London


(2017) Rachel Stevens Prize


(2017) The Attenborough Prize

(2017) Compare the Market Travel Advisor Prize

(2017) Satori Magazine




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