Sara Hylton is a Canadian documentary photographer based between Brooklyn, New York and New Delhi, India.

Sara's principal medium is the portrait. She believes that through this documentation she is able to share an exchange with her varied subjects and capture them in their most natural state of being. Resilience, humanity, and the quiet beauty in everyday life guides her work.

Sara completed a post-graduate certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the International Center of Photography and also holds a Master of Arts in International Conflict Studies from Kings College London.

Sara has worked for the New York Times, the LA Times, Al Jazeera, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate, Bloomberg News, the Financial Times Magazine, Reuters, Roads & Kingdoms, and The Guardian, among others. Sara has also worked with several non-profit organizations including the United Nations, the Gates Foundation, the Danish Refugee Council, Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, and the Rainforest Alliance among others.


Awards & Grants

2016    Pulitzer Center Grant

2016    International Womens Media Foundation Grant

2016    PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee

2016    Fotovisura Grant, Honorable Mention

2016    American Photo Winner

2015    Magnum Foundation Fellow

2015    PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee

Group Shows


2016    The Future Perfect. International Center of Photography, New York

2016    The Future Perfect. Photoville, New York

2015    Durga. Photoville, New York.

2014    Brooklyn's Finest. Photoville, New York.

2014    Ellective Afinities. International Center of Photography, New York.

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