Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Salaway

This week, we talked with BCD Volunteer Sara Salaway about her start in photography, her perspective on art, and her take on community in photography:

What got you started with photography?

“I did a mentorship program with two photographers in sixth grade. The first time I used the darkroom I was hooked.”

How would you describe your work?

“I would describe my work as a visceral exploration of the textures of trauma and bodily experiences.”

What inspires you?

“I am inspired by my friends who make such amazing work and seeing women who display unabashed confidence in their work.”

What’s your favorite thing about BCD?

“That I can always be connected to a community of analog photographers through it.”

You’ve been granted a 6 month residency with unlimited funding. What do you photograph?

“Myself, my family, and my friends.”


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