​Sarah Pfohl is a dis/abled, chronically ill artist and teacher. She makes work about the value, power, and complexity of: a rural New York hill, the disabled body, and classroom teaching. Sarah serves as Associate Professor of Photography and Art Education Coordinator in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Indianapolis. She lives in Indianapolis.

Sarah’s work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Her photographs have been included in group exhibitions at SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Filter Space (Chicago), The Reference (Seoul), Polygon Gallery (Vancouver), and theprintspace gallery (London). Sarah has participated in publications issued by Halfmoon Projects (Chicago), Oranbeg Press (Brooklyn), Soft Lightning (Brooklyn), Nightbird Zine (NY), Quiet Pages Press (PA), Goldenrod Editions (NY), Don’t Smile (FL), Funny Looking Dog Quarterly (Chicago), and Pine Island Press (Portland, OR). Her work was selected for participation in Broadside, a Covid-19 photo poster fundraiser coordinated by From Here On Out

Sarah was shortlisted for the 2019 and 2022 Palm* Photo Prize and was a FOTOFILMIC18 artist. Sarah served as primary author and project coordinator for Simple, Dark, and Deep: Photographic Theorizations of As-Yet Schools, a collective, peer-review journal article published in August 2021 by Postdigital Science and Education. The article combines photographs and texts by 25 creatives and thinkers to imagine possible futures of schooling. You can access a PDF copy of the article here. She contributed photographs and writing about the intersection between disability, the social model of disability, and Covid-19 to collective, peer-review journal articles published by Postdigital Science and Education in 2020 (online version here) and 2021 (online version here). 

As of December 2021, her work is part of the Midwest Photographers Project hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Sarah earned graduate degrees in Art Photography from Syracuse University (MFA, 2014) and Arts in Education from Harvard University (Ed.M., 2011) and a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute/PrattMWP (2005). She earned tenure at UIndy in 2024.

Recent op-eds:
2023  HuffPost
2022  Newsweek
2022  VISIBLE Magazine

Links to online features:
2020  Booooooom
2019  Photo-Emphasis
2019  From Here On Out
2018  Streit House Space
2018  FotoFilmic
2014  Light Leaked
2014  Light Work Blog
2013  Excerpt Magazine (Issue 6)
2013  TagTagTag

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