@ International Center of Photography
based in New York City, NY
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Sarah Blesener is a documentary photographer based in New York City. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she studied Linguistics and Youth Development at North Central University. While in University,...
I visited the Border Patrol Explorers, a program training youth in the Border Patrol, in Texas and Nogales, Arizona this year.
Thanks to The California Sunday Magazine for the feature, with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and thanks to CatchLight and Alexia Foundationfor supporting this work. Enlightening experience into a world I knew little about.
Thanks to National Geographic for featuring my story on a Young Marines group in Pennsylvania, a chapter of an ongoing project I have been working on, thanks to the support of CatchLight, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Alexia Foundation.
Thanks Alexa Keefe for the edit and write up, and James B Wellford!
While I am refraining from publishing or showing photos from this project for the next few months, I am sharing stories of individuals I meet along the way via Instagram - along with those I meet Couchsurfing and everything inbetween.
Thrilled to be one of the 11 individuals shortlisted for the CatchLight Fellowship for 2017 - as always, feeling incredibly intimidated to be surrounded by such talented photographers. Thank you for the support!
Last month, after photographing protest after protest in New York, I was left looking for something more. I visited my hometown of Minneapolis to document our Somali community - the largest in the nation. Grateful for the individuals and families that welcomed me into their homes and worlds.