Sarah Pabst is a German-born (1984) documentary photographer and painter based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides her personal intimate work she mainly focuses on women and identity topics. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

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 nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass twice. 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 POY LATAM and the Canon Profifoto Grant 2014. Her work was published in The New York Times Magazine, Financial Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal, California Sunday Magazine, GUP, Bloomberg, Vice, Lensculture, Le Monde Diplomatique and Juxtpoz, among others. Sarah is a regular contributor for Bloomberg News. Since 2015 she's a featured Instagram photographer. 

She owns a masters degree in Fine Arts and Spanish (University of Cologne and Wuppertal, 2011) where she also worked as an adjunct lecturer from 2012-15.

After university she continued her education in workshops and courses with Antoine d'Agata, Claudi Carreras, Leo Liberman, Mariana Maggio and Veronica Fieiras. She is currently working on her book "Zukunft" with Chaco Books. 

In 2005 she travelled to Latin America for the first time which was a turning point in her life. She went back to the continent many times and started photographing social issues in 2006.

“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. “

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