ABOUT SARAH PABST
Sarah Pabst is a German-born photojournalist and visual storyteller based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Besides her personal intimate work she mainly focuses on women, identity, human rights and environmental issues. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is a member of Women Photograph and Ayün Fotógrafas, a collective of women photographers united by Latin America that is in partnership with NOOR. In 2021 she became a National Geographic Explorer and a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She was chosen as a mentor for the Women Photograph Mentorship Program 2022.
In 2021, she also published her first book, Morning Song, with Raya Editorial, a deeply personal story on motherhood, lockdown, pregnancy loss and love.
In the same year she was three times awarded at Picture of the Year Latam (POY Latam), among others a second prize as Photographer of the Year 2021; and received another second prize at the Picture of the Year International (POYi) 2021 in the Covid-19 Personal Expression category for her project Morning Song. Her work was further awarded with an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards (IPA) and two times bronze at the Paris Photo Awards (PX3) and a Juror Pick at the Daylight Awards 2021.
In 2020 she received the National Geographic Emergency Fund for Journalists for a group collaboration with Ayün. In the same year she was selected for the XXXIII Eddie Adams Masterclass and shortlisted for the Women Photographer Grant of the Photographic Museum of Humanity. Before, her work has received international recognition being a winner of the Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards, a finalist in Burn Emerging Photographer Grant, Arles' Voies Off and Athens Photo Festival, winner of the Organ Vida Festival and a finalst at the Gomma Grant, all 2017. She was three times nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass (2017, 2018, 2019) and selected for Emcontros da Imagen in 2019. She was a winner of the Portfolio Revisions at FoLa and selected twice for Descubrimientos Photo España. In 2015 she won a 3rd Prize at the Picture of the Year LATAM and was awarded with the Canon Profifoto Grant 2014.
Her work has been published in numerous international outlets such as National Geographic, Time, The New York Times, Financial Times Magazine, Washington Post, Zeit, Der Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal, California Sunday Magazine, Bloomberg Market Magazine, Vice, GUP and Le Monde Diplomatique, among others. Sarah is a regular contributor for Bloomberg News. Her work was shown in different exhibitions worldwide in countries such as Argentina, Germany, Greece, Brasil and Mexico. Since 2015 she's a featured Instagram photographer.
She owns a masters degree in Fine Arts -photography and paiting- and Spanish of the Universities of Cologne and Wuppertal, 2011, where she also worked as an adjunct lecturer for photography from 2012-15. In 2019-2020 she taught visual storytelling at Santa Talleres in Buenos Aires. She has participated in lectures and panel discussion such as the National Geographic Explorers Festival and Campo.LAT.
After university she continued her education in workshops and courses with Antoine d'Agata, Claudi Carreras, Leo Liberman and Veronica Fieiras. Since 2015 she's mentored by argentine editor, curator and photographer Mariana Maggio. She is currently working on her book "Zukunft" in a co-publication between the editorials Chaco and Phree.
In 2005 she travelled to Latin America for the first time which was a turning point in her life. In 2006 she went for the first time to Argentina and started photographing social issues. Sarah went back to the continent many times until she finally stayed in 2013.
“To me, photography is a way to tell someone’s story through your very subjective and emotional view. I am not interested in the big issues, but in the small stories of people anyone would listen to. To these people that let me be a part of their lives for a moment that can be a miserable, difficult or also euphoric one, I have a responsibility."