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Sarah Elliott is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya and is a graduate of Parson's School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Elliott has traveled extensively and is interested in documenting social issues in Africa with a focus on women. Stories include reproductive rights in Kenya, maternal mortality in Ethiopia, fistula repair in Central African Republic and women's roles during the Revolution in Egypt and Libya.
Sarah's photographs have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Stern, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, T: New York Times Style Magazine, Monocle, Mother Jones, Time Magazine, Newsweek, BBC and Médecins Sans Frontières.
In 2010 Sarah was selected by the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer winner, as well as being selected to participant in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass: Persistence. Elliott's photographs were included in the Prix Pictet Growth Book Published by TeNeues in 2010. In 2011 Sarah was short listed for the Anthropographia Award for Human Rights as well as winning 3rd prize in the Contemporary Issues Stories category at World Press Photo. In addition, she was the premier winner of the 2011 GLOBAL WORLD: Through the lens of human rights award and a winner in the photojournalism section of PDN Photo Annual. Sarah received bronze in the 2011 "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) for her polaroid series from Langata Women's Prison. In 2012, Elliott was named one of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch as well as winning Gold and Silver in Px3.
Sarah is a founding member of Razon Collective, an international group of visual storytellers pursuing stories independently, while sharing, inspiring and motivating each other to seek and convey truths and reasons behind every story to be told.
The Widows Of Abu Salim Prison
Photographs and Text by Sarah Elliott
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