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Sarah Palmer

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Renaissance, 2009, Archival Pigment Print, 40" x 32"
Mattresses (after the storm), 2007, Archival Pigment Print, 24" x 30"
Helix, 2009, Archival Pigment Print, 24" x 30"
Darkling, 2009, Archival Pigment Print, 40" x 32"
Birth of the World, 2009, Archival Pigment Print, 24" x 30"
Artist's Statement

This series, "As A Real House," explores dark corners of remembrance and identity, while looking at the medium of photography and my own desire through a prism, breaking them apart. The work traces my longing to understand how time is trapped inside, like a fossil in rock, and illuminates my possible failure. I hope to reveal the vulnerability of both subject and medium, to expose all bodies as written texts. I seek to catalog photography’s guts through intentionality and accident, to examine the boundary of the real and the invented, the immediate and the hidden, the desirable and the grotesque.


Sarah Palmer was born in 1977 in San Francisco, and lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Photography from School of Visual Arts in 2008 (where she received an Aaron Siskind Fellowship), and her BA from Vassar College in 1999. She will have her first solo exhibition in March 2010 at The Wild Project in New York City. Recent group exhibitions include: Miles from Home, Rhinebeck, NY, 2009; DescubrimientosPHE09, Madrid, 2009; and (super)natural, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, 2009. She has been visiting critic/artist at various schools, and has been on juries/panels for LMCC, NYC’s Department of Transportation, Art Directors Club, School of Visual Arts, and Rooftop Films. She is currently Photo Editor of Metropolis Magazine.