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Sarah Hadley ( grew up in Boston and studied art history at Georgetown University and photography at the Corcoran College of Art. Her photographs have been published in Black + White (UK) Magazine, F-Stop,, and Le Monde (Paris), and exhibited internationally at the Lishui Photo Festival (China), the Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition (Buenos Aires), the Ballarat Festival (Australia), Fotofever (Paris), as well as in galleries and museums throughout the US. Most recently, Sarah exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston), the Robin Rice Gallery (New York), Building Bridges (Santa Monica) and the Loyola Museum of Art (Chicago).


LACP Interviews Sarah Hadley

LACP asks Sarah Hadley ten questions about her background, career in and beliefs about photography.

Los Angeles Center of Photography: What kind of photographer are you?

Sarah Hadley: I consider myself a fine art photographer, but I also work as a photojournalist and shoot events/weddings.

LACP: How long have you been shooting?

SH: 25+ years

LACP: Where did you get your training?

SH: I studied Art History at Georgetown and Photography at the Corcoran College of Art in DC,

LACP: When did you know you wanted to devote your life to photography?

SH: When I was 21 and saw an exhibition of contemporary photography at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

LACP: Did you ever come close to giving up?

SH: No

LACP: Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?

SH: Maybe financial security, but the rewards have far outweighed any sacrifice.

LACP: What have you gained by being a photographer?

SH: Life is never boring. I see the world as endless possibility to tell stories and make pictures.

LACP: What classes do you teach at LACP?

SH: I taught How to prepare for a portfolio review and now Getting Known/Being Shown.

LACP: What do you love most about teaching?

SH: I enjoy teaching photography and helping people to see and think about their work in a new way.

LACP: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?

SH: If you love it and can’t imagine anything else, do it and know that it will be a wonderful, messy, long haul. If you can imagine any other career, do that.