Sarah Pannell (b. 1988, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian photographer whose work concerns culture, landscape, tradition and community. Sarah received a BA International Studies from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2009) and a BA Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2012).

Curiosity spurs Pannell to travel as often as she can to where she can observe and explore shifting cultures and changing spaces. This fascination with humans’ ever-evolving dance with their surrounding environments has led to an array of projects focussing on everyday life, preservation of traditions and communities around the world. Sarah’s soft and human gaze aims to diffuse and enrich perspectives of cultures and societies that are often overwhelmingly shrouded in negativity by outside eyes.

Sarah has produced a number of publications including Tabriz to Shiraz (2019) published by Perimeter Editions and Hillvale, self-published titles including Sehir (2014) and The Territories (2015).

Sarah works within the food, lifestyle and travel industry as a freelance photographer and is increasingly interested in working with video.

She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, on the un-ceded traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.

Proud member of Women Photograph

Ambassador at Gobe

Awards

  • Finalist - Australia and New Zealand Photobook Award, 2019
  • Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2019
  • Winner, Single Image Category - Female In Focus Award presented by British Journal of Photography, 2019
  • Finalist, AFAR Travel Photography Awards presented by LensCulture, 2018
  • Finalist, Perth Centre for Photography - PCP IRIS Award Perth, Australia, 2018
  • Winner, Send Anywhere Award by British Journal of Photography, UK, 2017
  • Finalist, Perth Centre for Photography - PCP CLIP Award Perth, Australia, 2017
  • Winner, Peoples Choice Award - Independant Photography Festival, Melbourne, 2014
  • Winner, Peoples Choice Award - Independant Photography Festival, Melbourne, 2013

Residencies, Workshops & Discussions

  • NGV Australia - Life As We Know It, September, 2019
  • Rucka Artist Residency, Cēsis, Latvia. April-May 2019
  • RMIT University Photography Alumni Artist-in-Residency, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. August-December 2018
  • How To Flatten A Mountain Residency, Cow House Studios, Wexford County, Ireland. April-May 2018
  • Jacky Winter Gardens Artist Residency, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia. November 2017
  • Women Photograph Workshop at Photoville, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. September 2017

Solo Publications

  • Tabriz to Shiraz, 2019 - Published by Perimeter Editions + Hillvale
  • Bouquet, 2017
  • The Territories, 2015
  • Carmen Sandiego, 2015
  • Sehir, 2015

Published Work (Print)

  • Travesias Magazine - Issue 201, Mexico, 2019
  • Pomegranate Press 029 - Tunnel of Faith, 2019
  • Sunday Magazine - Issue 00, London, UK, 2019
  • Kiosk Books - There There There, 2019
  • OPEN - Bloom Publishing, 2018
  • RUM Tidskriften Magazine - Issue 101, Sweden, 2018
  • This Is The Same Ocean - Issue 5, 2015
  • From Here On - Ain’t Bad Editions, 2015
  • Yen Magazine, April 2015
  • Stay Young Issue 5 - Editions Ltd, 2014
  • Hyper Observation - Collaboration with Nicholas Hawker, 2014
  • Oasis - Bloom Publishing, 2014
  • We Saw It Before You - Hillvale Photo, 2014
  • Frankie Magazine - Issue 60, 2014

Published Work (Online)

  • New York Times
  • British Journal of Photography
  • iGNANT
  • The New Yorker Photo Dept.
  • It's Nice That
  • Lindsay
  • Booooooom
  • VICE
  • Palm* Studios
  • The Adventure Handbook
  • FotoRoom
  • Tourisms France
  • Assemble Papers
  • C41 Magazine, Italia
  • Acclaim Magazine

Clients Include

  • Airbnb
  • WeTransfer
  • Runners World, USA
  • BEYOND by Lexus
  • Greenpeace Australia
  • Winkreative
  • Furphy Beer
  • South Australia Tourism
  • Pidapipó
  • Liqourland Australia
  • Neuw Denim

Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • New Harvest - Missing Persons, Melbourne, Australia
  • Tabriz to Shiraz - Hillvale Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Tabriz to Shiraz - PhotoIreland Festival, Publication Launch, Dublin, Ireland

2018

  • On The Move - Public Art Exhibition - LIGHTSCAPES at Rodda Lane, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2015

  • East of the Euphrates - Photobook Melbourne Festival, Neospace Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • The Territories - Independent Photography Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Civilization - The Way We Live Now - National Gallery of Victoria (NGVA), Melbourne, Australia
  • Female in Focus Award - United Photo Industries, New York City, USA
  • Undercurrents: A Photobook Exhibition - Transformer Station Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2018

  • IRIS Portrait Prize Award Exhibition - Perth Centre for Photography - PCP Clip Award Perth, Australia
  • No Place Like Home - Community Exhibition by Gulf Photo Plus - Gulf Photo Plus Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • Edition 01 (Group Show) - Presented by Ha-ven, Goodspace, Sydney, Australia

2017

  • CLIP Award Exhibition - Perth Centre for Photography - PCP Clip Award Perth, Australia

2016

  • Belonging (Group Show) - Curated by Daniel Boetker-Smith - Obscura Photo Festival, Penang, Malaysia
  • Heavy Heart (Group Show) - Farewell to Ruffian Gallery (Group show) Footscray, VIC, Australia

2014

  • Bain Marie (Group Show) - Presented by The Heavy Collective - Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
  • We Saw It Before You (Group Show) - Presented by Hillvale Photo - Tinning Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • From Above (Group Show) - Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

2013

  • ATLAS - Ruffian Gallery, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
  • C-LAB - Von Haus, Melbourne, Australia

2012

  • A Show At Bronek's (Group Show) - Bakehouse Studios, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • CCP Kodak Salon 2012 - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
  • Shouts and Undertones - RMIT University Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
  • Street Level USA - Verve Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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