​Sarah Pfohl is a disabled, chronically ill artist and teacher. She makes work about the value, power, and complexity of: a rural Central New York hill, the disabled body, and classroom teaching. Sarah runs the photo and art education areas in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis and Hubbardsville, NY.

Sarah’s work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Her photographs have been included in group exhibitions at SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Filter Space (Chicago), The Reference (Seoul), Polygon Gallery (Vancouver), and theprintspace gallery (London). Sarah has participated in publications issued by Halfmoon Projects (Chicago), Oranbeg Press (Brooklyn), Soft Lightning (Brooklyn), Nightbird Zine (NY), Quiet Pages Press (PA), Goldenrod Editions (NY), Don’t Smile (FL), Funny Looking Dog Quarterly (Chicago), and Pine Island Press (Portland, OR). Her work was selected for participation in Broadside, a Covid-19 photo poster fundraiser coordinated by From Here On Out

Sarah was shortlisted for the 2019* Palm Photo Prize and was a FOTOFILMIC18 artist. She curated 'Today’s Agenda: Images on Teaching and Learning', Light Leaked’s most recent online exhibition. Sarah contributed a text and image about the intersection between disability, the social model of disability, and Covid-19 to collective, peer-reviewed journal articles published by Postdigital Science and Education in 2020 and 2021 (forthcoming). 

Sarah earned graduate degrees in Art Photography from Syracuse University (MFA, 2014) and Arts in Education from Harvard University (Ed.M., 2011) and a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute/PrattMWP (2005).

Full CV available for download via the PDF icon above.


Photo credit: D. Todd Moore

Links to online features:
2020  Booooooom
2019  Photo-Emphasis
2019  From Here On Out
2018  Streit House Space
2018  FotoFilmic
2014  Light Leaked
2014  Light Work Blog
2013  Excerpt Magazine (Issue 6)
2013  TagTagTag

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