Sara Swaty

Photographer
    
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: American
Biography: Sara Swaty is a Los Angeles based people and portrait photographer with a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work explores identity, gender, and disability. At the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2015, Sara was awarded the... read on
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World Photography Organisation Feature: The Story Will Unfold
sara swaty
Feb 11, 2017
Thank you to Matthew Oxley for taking the time to interview me about my work:
https://www.worldphoto.org/blogs/05-05-16/story-will-unfold-sara-swaty-visura

My favorite question was about photographic philosophy.  Would love to hear what your artistic philosophy is.

"Do you have a photographic philosophy?

I believe photography can create empathy between people who may never share space, so my first priority when photographing is to make people feel comfortable and remind them of their beauty. Once they are comfortable with the camera, the story will unfold in time."


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Photographing the Donald Trump Rally for Reuters

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015

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My 1st Trophy: Reuters Mentorship Award for Hayley to Harrison

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Thank you Instagram!

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People of the Playa: Burning Man

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