Sara Hylton

Canadian storyteller focusing on gender + human rights |
       
Ancestries of Interest
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Canadian
Biography: Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance artist represented by Redux Pictures.   She completed a post-graduate certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the International Center of Photography and also holds a... read on
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Ancestries of Interest

Midwood, Brooklyn, home to the largest Pakistani community in New York was, and continues to be, one of the many Muslim communities around New York subject to religious profiling and targeting. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, the community experienced unwarranted discrimination and violence resulting in roughly half of the population either being deported or fleeing to other states and countries out of fear.

Ancestries of Interest explores the complicated status of this community within American society today – documenting its resilience, its traditions, and its deep ties to its cultural heritage. Though the consequences of 9/11 continue to linger, this project aims to explore the humanity and the beauty within a community attempting to redefine itself.

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Anja Niedringhaus Award

By Sara Hylton — What stories does the candidate tell through her photos? I focus primarily on humanity’s resilience to the issues that define our time...
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Tearsheets

By Sara Hylton — A Selection of Published Works, click on Image to see story
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Clients

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Indian Tea Workers

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The Demigods of Mumbai

By Sara Hylton — Simran’s bright red sari blew through the wind as she walked along the Mumbai shoreline, asking locals and tourists for rupees in exchange for..
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HOME

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The rising voices of women in Pakistan

By Sara Hylton — Rukhshanda Naz sat in the middle of a table surrounded by twelve women, her deep strong voice pulsating through the walls of a non-descript office..
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Travel Commissions

By Sara Hylton — Travel commissions for various publications across India
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Brooklyn's Finest

By Sara Hylton — Much like other parts of Brooklyn, Fort Greene is a community undergoing rapid change and gentrification. Well known for famous African American..
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Women of God

By Sara Hylton — Caste based discrimination is a human rights issue affecting more than 260 million people globally, the majority of whom are Dalits living across..
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Kashmir

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Visura Grant

By Sara Hylton — It is with great pleasure that I submit my application for a personal project grant from Visura. As an experienced photographer with a passion for..
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Greece: Faces of the Displaced

By Sara Hylton — Greece: Faces of the Displaced I visited Greece in August of 2016 on assignment for Mercy Corps. This a series of the faces I saw, the people I met,..
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Maternal Health

By Sara Hylton — While attempting to reach a health facility in Juba, Poni Margaret, 25, gave birth in the back of a rickshaw. But she is not an anomaly. Long..
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A Temporary Home

By Sara Hylton — Each day, 23 million passengers are connected across the Indian peninsula on one of the world’s largest railway networks. Initially introduced in..
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Durga

By Sara Hylton — Durga , the mother Goddess in Hinduism is widely worshipped in Nepal and is said to be the root cause of creation, preservation, and annihilation...
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