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.