Sarah’s work reflects on the different aspects of nature as encountered by humans and considers our coexistence to animals. She is interested in the ways that people manipulate and interfere with the natural world.
These photographs were taken while I was exploring natural wildlife areas throughout the state of Wisconsin, the state I have lived my whole life. Historically, Wisconsin has had a strong cultural tradition of using the land as hunters, fishers, farmers and lumberjacks, to name a few. Today, I am interested in the ways that I personally influence the landscape through selective framing of my camera and through the careful interactions I have with the living things I come in contact with, all while questioning the realness of it all. Humans have long attempted to control what is wild. If humans are meticulously controlling and monitoring wildlife areas, then how natural is it in the first place? What percentage of nature is still natural?
Sarah received her BFA in photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2013. She now lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin where she is working on her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her photographs have been exhibited in group shows regionally and nationally, including the Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan and Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. Sarah’s work has been published both online and in print including ND Magazine, Lens Culture, Aint-Bad Magazine and F-Stop Magazine. Sarah also fills her time as an exhibitions editor and contributing writer for LENSCRATCH.
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