Sarah is Irish born, travelled a lot with her family when she was very young and grew up predominately in the Caribbean, now living and working in London.
From very early on in her life she was compelled to record the people, events and life around her, vividly remembering at the age of four, throwing a tantrum with her Dad because there were no pictures when he unloaded her first ever film from her Brownie camera. She hadn’t realised that photography was so technical and that there were several processes to be learnt, which over the years she gradually mastered.
Growing up in a family that moved frequently from place to place, Sarah continued to record the world around her before it was time to leave again and move on.
After finishing school, she carried on travelling, (without her family), before doing a BA in Film & Photographic Arts at the Polytechnic of Central London in 1980. It was here that the importance of historical record, memory and photography crystallised for her. Strongly influenced by the course’s radical challenge to the dominant thinking on photography at the time, she went on to document many of the key community struggles in Britain throughout the eighties.
Working as a professional photographer for the past twelve years, she continues to focus her work around personal projects such as ‘El Salvador’, and is commissioned regularly by leading law organisations, advertising and design agencies, often in the areas of law and health, while continuing to document community campaigns.
Her current clients include Tooks Chambers, Matrix Chambers, 2 Hare Court, Hickman & Rose Solicitors, BBC, Andrassy Design and Havas Worldwide.