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Sarah Pannell

Sarah Pannell (b. 1988, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian photographer whose work concerns culture, landscape, tradition and community. Sarah received a BA International Studies from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2009) and a BA Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2012).

Curiosity spurs Pannell to travel as often as she can to where she can observe and explore shifting cultures and changing spaces. This fascination with humans’ ever-evolving dance with their surrounding environments has led to an array of projects focussing on everyday life, preservation of traditions and communities around the world. Sarah’s soft and human gaze aims to diffuse and enrich perspectives of cultures and societies that are often overwhelmingly shrouded in negativity by outside eyes.

Sarah has produced a number of publications including Tabriz to Shiraz (2019) published by Perimeter Editions and Hillvale, self-published titles including Sehir (2014) and The Territories (2015). She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, on the un-ceded traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.



"Although I am drawn to interesting and spectacular scenery and events, I find myself more concerned with day-to-day life - vignettes of the ordinary. It's these moments I find most beautiful and encapsulating."