Sara Hylton is a Canadian freelance photographer covering women, conflict, and migration internationally. Sara's principal medium is the portrait; resilience, humanity, and the quiet beauty in everyday life guides her work and the stories she covers. 

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 National Geographic, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Bloomberg News, Vogue Magazine, the Financial Times Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Refinery 29, and Al Jazeera among others. Sara has also worked with several non-profit organizations including the United Nations, Global Fund for Women, the Danish Refugee Council, Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, and the Rainforest Alliance among others.

Awards & Grants

2018    Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted

2018    National Magazine Award, Gold Winner Portrait Photography

2018    Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, Pakistan

2018    International Women's Media Foundation Fellowship

2017    PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee

2017    Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Finalist

2017    International Women's Media Foundation Fellowship

2017    The Secular Society Grant

2017    Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted

2017    Magenta Flash Forward, Winner

2017    Santa Fe Portrait Awards, Winner

2017    International Reporting Project Grant

2016    Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Grant

2016    Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant

2016    International Womens Media Foundation Fellowship

2016    PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee

2016    Fotovisura Grant, Honorable Mention

2016    American Photo Winner

2015    Magnum Foundation Fellow

2015    PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee

Solo & Group Exhibitions

2017    Women of God. Gallatin Galleries, New York

2017    Women Photograph: Inside/Outside. Photoville, New York

2017    Photographing the Female. The Willow School, New Jersey

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.