Sarah is a German-born (1984) documentary photographer and painter based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides her personal intimate work she mainly focuses on women and identity topics. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Gomma Grant 2016. She was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2016 and selected for Descubrimientos at Photo España. She was awarded with the 3. Prize in the 'Women in Society' Category of the Picture of the Year (POY) LATAM in 2015, the Canon Profifoto Grant in 2014 and her work was published in Burnmagazine, Le Monde Diplomatique, Juxtapoz Magazine, Vice, Lensculture, Profifoto, Zeit Online, FAZ, Revista Pecado, Brigitte YM, Deutsche Welle and the Max Planck Journal, among others. She's a regular contributor for Bloomberg. Since 2015 she's a featured Instagram photographer.
From 2012-2015 she worked as an adjunct lecturer for photography at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, where she also writes her doctoral thesis on Documentary Photography in Argentina.
After university she continued her education in workshops and courses with Antoine d'Agata, Leo Liberman, Mariana Maggio, Christian Rodriguez, Nicolas Janowski and Carlos Bosch. She is currently working on her first self-published book and took workshops on photobooks with Gonzalo Golpe, Julieta Escardó as well as Veronica Fieiras of Chaco Books and Martin Bollati.
Sarah studied Spanish, Painting and Photography in Germany at the Universities of Köln and Wuppertal and graduated in 2011. In 2005 she travelled to Latin America for the first time which was a turning point in her life. She went back to the continent many times and started photographing social issues in 2006.
“To me, photography is a way to tell someone’s story through your very subjective and emotional view. I am not interested in the big issues, but in the small stories of people anyone would listen to. To these people that let me be a part of their lives for a moment that can be a miserable, difficult or also euphoric one, I have a responsibility. “
|Born in||Engelskirchen, Germany|
|Languages spoken||Dutch, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Specialisations||Daily Life, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues|
- Gomma Grant 2016 Shortlisted
- POY Latam 3. Prize, Women in Society
- Canon Profifoto Grant