Su Fahy is an artist working in lens – based media, principally photography, Fahy’s research utilises the aura of the documentary photographic image in order to interrogate and contextualise our readings of natural or architectural environments. Working principally to commission, Fahy engages with theorists, photographers and archive materials with a view to producing images for collaborative publication or exhibition.
Recent projects have included Outmoded Rituals, a study of the landscape and topography around the environs of the Severn Estuary with the first in the series exhibited at Ambika P3 Gallery in London, 2008; and the series continues to be exhibited this year in the Royal Photographic Society’s 154th International Print Show touring nationally 2011 – 2012. An AHRB funded project of photographs on the use of light by Basil Spence in the architecture of the Rome Embassy – published with Dr. Brian Edwards of the Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Basil Spence – Visions in Light’ and another photo – essay with the same author, ‘The British Pavilion at Expo’67; ‘Art, Architecture and National Identity’, based upon the architecture of the Expo ’67 site in Montreal, Canada. This collaboration has continued with a co – authored chapter on the relationship between drawing and photography in ‘Understanding Architecture through Drawing’, a second edition of this book published in 2009, and now published in association with the China Building Press in 2010.