Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance photographer covering women, conflict, and migration internationally. Her principal medium is the portrait; resilience, humanity, and the quiet beauty in everyday life guides her work and the stories she covers.
She 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, the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine, Bloomberg News, Vogue Magazine, the Financial Times Magazine, the Globe and Mail, Refinery 29, and Al Jazeera among others.
She is currently based in Mumbai, India, but will travel anywhere her camera takes her.
Awards & Grants
2018 National Magazine Award, Gold Winner Portrait Photography
2018 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Honorable Mentions
2018 Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlisted
2018 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, Pakistan
2018 International Women's Media Foundation Fellowship, El Salvador + Dominican Republic
2017 Imagely Fund, Honorable Mention
2017 PDN 30 Emerging, Nominee
2017 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Finalist
2017 International Women's Media Foundation Fellowship, South Sudan
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, Canada
2016 Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Grant, USA
2016 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant, India
2016 International Women's Media Foundation Fellowship, South Sudan
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
2018 Women in Photography. Objectifs, Singapore.
2018 Moved to Act: Women's March. Davis Orton Gallery, New York
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.