Sara Macel, "Scarlet Sinclair", 2008, Digital C-Print, 40x40"

Sara Macel, “Scarlet Sinclair”, 2008, Digital C-Print, 40×40″

Sara Macel

My interest in photography centers on the ability of the medium to memorialize an otherwise forgotten moment of beauty and humanity. By literally directing the viewer to stop and notice these fleeting gestures or scenarios, the photographer can give that moment lasting importance. It is my belief that our lives’ stories are told in these small moments.

Sara Macel moved from Texas to New York at the age of eighteen. She received a BFA in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003, where she received the Tobias Award for her project entitled Kiss + Tell. After graduating, she spent two years as the assistant and studio manager to Magnum photographer Bruce Davison before becoming a still photography produer at Art Department. She is currently working on her MGA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts. Her first solo exhibiton will be in December 2009 at +Kris Graces Projects in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been widely exhibited and has appeared in PDN, American Photo, Vision Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, The Poughkeepsie Journal, Nutopia Forum online magazine, Tiny Vices online and in The Powerhouse Portfolio Book, Volume 1. Sara lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.