In our continuing series of conversations, The Picture Review Team was thrilled to recently host the thoughtful and truly dynamic Ms. Sarah Wilson for, “On Storytelling, a conversation with Sarah Wilson and Sean Perry.”
Ms. Wilson presented a deep view of her personal and editorial projects and pictures, exploring issues of community and culture through environmental portraiture. She discussed the backstory in making “Blind Prom” (Texas School for the Blind) + “Jasper, Texas” – and their subsequent acquisition by the permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the Lishui Photography Museum of China.
She also generously shared a new project and story she is completing, giving a first view to our standing room only audience here. The pictures were visceral and considered, a wonderful opportunity to learn about her process and craft, how her work is realized and seen, how she develops and tells stories.
Her clients and publication credits include The New York Times Sunday Magazine, ESPN, The Atlantic, Marie Claire, CNN, Texas Monthly and Mother Jones. She spoke to the demands of working professionally in a contemporary practice, offering a bounty of valuable insight and experience.
After nine years of studying and working in New York City, she has returned home to Austin, Texas. Her current projects include “Our Desired Future,” a look at the tenuous state of Texas ground water, and “Deep Time: An artist’s journey; sifting through the stratigraphy of paleontology and family.”
We are inspired and so deeply grateful to Ms. Wilson for gifting us this special and rare opportunity. With our deepest gratitude, Thank you Ms. Sarah!
See her work and portfolios here –