Sara Macel received her MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BFA in Photography + Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Her work has been internationally exhibited and is in various private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Cleveland Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, and the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Sara was named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch in 2015 and recently received the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the Stanley Franzos Award for Emerging Photographer of the Year. Her first monograph, “May the Road Rise to Meet You,” was published by Daylight Books in 2013. A traveling exhibition of that work was shown in solo shows at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, Houston Center for Photography, and Silver Eye Center for Photography. In addition to her freelance work, Sara currently teaches photography at SUNY Rockland and CUNY Kingsborough. She was an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project in upstate New York and at Flash Powder Retreats in Astoria, Oregon. Sara is co-director of the Brooklyn chapter of the photo non-profit Crusade for Art that works to connect new audiences with emerging fine art photography in the Brooklyn/NYC area.
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