Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes is an editorial photo agent at Getty Images/Reportage working primarily with documentary and portrait photographers. She worked at Corbis as a photo agent and editor until 2006. Prior to entering the agency side of the industry, Hughes combined her background in documentary and fine arts to create photography, video and sculpture based installations, performances and exhibitions. She has exhibited, lectured and taught workshops on photography both in the U.S. and internationally. She is currently working on a long-term photography and interview series: Safe & Sexy.

Brooklyn, NY


2007 CBC TV: Portfolio – Safe & Sexy: NYC. (www.cbc.ca/sunday/2007/05/052707_4.html)
2006 The Walrus, Persona Project: Safe & Sexy (Canada), Nov 2006, p.70-77
2003 Brooklyn Rail, Photo Essay, June-July, p.49
2000 Area Architecture Magazine, Sexy/Safe: Public Space (USA), Vol.3, Sept, p.45-49

Solo Exhibitions
2003 Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Sörmlands Museum, Nyköping, Sweden
Länsmuseet Västernorrland, Härnösand, Sweden
Norrbottens Museum, Luleå, Sweden
Botkyrka Konsthall. Sweden
2002 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Bild Museet, Safe & Sexy: Personae & Codes, Umeå, Sweden (national tour)
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Kulturcentrum i Ronneby, Sweden
Museum Anna Norlander, Skellefteå, Sweden
Arbetets Museet, Norrköping, Sweden
2001 SOC.Stockholm, Reality Based Personae, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 SJSU, Creating Coalition For Prevention, Sexy/Safe, San Jose, CA
1998 Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Relating, BFA Exhibition, Oakland, CA
CCAC, Consumption - blue, Oakland, CA
1997 Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Consumption with slide projections, Oakland, CA
CCAC, Clone Cradle (with video interviews), Oakland, CA

Group Exhibitions
2009 The Aperture Foundation, Slideluck Potshow projection XIV, NY, NY
2006 Domino Magazine Benefit, Woodycrest House: Families Living with HIV, NY, NY
2002 Bellwether, Annual Benefit, Brooklyn, NY
Southern Exposure, SoExquisite, San Francisco, CA
2001 New Langton Arts, Luminous Wonders of the Electric World, San Francisco, CA
Refusalon, Introductions - By Appointment, San Francisco, CA
Southern Exposure, Synesthesia, San Francisco, CA
Refusalon, We Regret But Do Not Apologize, San Francisco, CA
Mission Cultural Center, Solo Mujeres, San Francisco, CA
2000 381g, San Francisco, CA
Southern Exposure, Circus SoEx, San Francisco, CA
1998 976 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
Crucible Steel Gallery, Busted, San Francisco, CA
Contract Design Center, Pacific Rim Student Sculpture Biennial, S.F., CA
Oliver Art Center, BFA Group Exhibition, Oakland, CA
1997 CCAC, All College Honors Exhibition, Oakland, CA
1996 CCAC, Textiles Group Show, Oakland, CA
1992 Newbury Gallery, Alternative Processes-Photography, Boston, MA
2002 IASPIS (International Artist Studio Program in Sweden)
2001 American-Scandinavian Foundation Grant, Sweden
1999 Villa Montalvo Residency and Fellowship, Saratoga, CA
1997 California College of Arts and Crafts, All College Honors, honorable mention
1994 Chevy Chase Women’s Art Collective Scholarship, MD

2003 Hedstrand, Sonia, Dagens Nyheter
2002 Andreasson, Emma. "Säkert eller sexigt -så klär sig svenska kvinnor." Må Bra, June 6, p.48-49
Bergström, Sofia. "Kvinnobilder om ytans vikt." Sydöstran, April 27
Ellerström, Jonas. "Sexig eller säker?" Helsingborgs Dagblad, Feb.10, p.16
Hansson, Jon. "Därför klär svenskor sig sexigare än amerikanskor." Aftonbladet, Feb. 8, p.11
Lindgren, Karin. "Sexig stil säker i Sverige -större skillnad i Staterna." Skolvärlden, Nr.4 March, p.38-39
Lindström, Lena. "For Everyday-Wear and as Sex Subject." Västerbottens-Kuriren, Feb.27, p.5
Lundqvist, Katarina. "Kläderna gör kvinnan." Norra Västerbottens Tidning, June 7
Mollberger, Bertil. "Säkra kort." Dagens Nyheter På Stan, Feb. 8, p.18
Offerman, Catrin. "Do You Have to Choose Between Being Safe and Sexy?" IQ Student, Nr.2
Rittvall, Yvonne. "Klär sig kvinnor sexigare i Skellefteå än i Stockholm?" Dagens Nyheter, Feb.9, p.B4
Rundgren, Johanna. "Woman Photographer in Ronneby." Blekinge Läns Tidning, May 29
"Safe/Sexy." Fönstret-Kultur Folk Bildnig. Nr.3, p.32
"Säker eller sexig vad väljer du?." Morgonbris, March 7, p.19
Sandin, Kristina. "Codes in Public Space." Örnsköldsviks Allehanda, Feb. 18
Sjögren, Anders. "När världen gick in i bärskogen." Västerbottens-Kurien, Feb.9
Svenska Dagbladet, 10 Feb, p.2
Taylor, Robert. “Dressed to Express.” Contra Costa Times, October 30
Thellenberg, Ida. "The Difference Between Safe and Sexy." Västerbottens Folkblad, March 6
2001 Westbrook, Lindsey. "OverThere." East Bay Express, March 23, p.49
Wilson, Megan. "Solo Mujeres." San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 14, p.86
2000 Larsson, Christina. "In Sexy Clothing I Do Not Go Out Just By Myself." Aftonbladet, Dec.6, p.32-33

Guest Lecturer/Teacher
2009 NYU & The New School – Media Studies Programs
2009 - 2007 NY Photo Festival / PowerHouse Portfolio Reviews
2003 Konsthögskolan (Art Academy), Umeå, Sweden
Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), Stockholm, Sweden
Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Art Academy), Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Konsthögskolan (Art Academy), Umeå, Sweden
Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design), Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University, Ethnology Department, Stockholm, Sweden
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Art Academy), Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Norlander Museum, Skellefteå, Sweden
2001 KTH Architecture University, Generic Spaces, Stockholm, Sweden
SOC.Stockholm, Reality Based Personae, Stockholm, Sweden
Skellefteå Kommun post Conference on Gender & Art, Skellefteå, Sweden
1997 Expectations – Suzanne Lacy Public Art and Education Program for Teen Mothers, Oakland, CA

2003 Botkyrka Konsthall – City Planning, Gender and Safety. Sweden
2000 San Jose State University, Creating Coalition for Prevention, Safe/Sexy, San Jose, CA

1996-1998 California College of Arts and Crafts, B.F.A., Sculpture
1989 Kenya and Tanzania, Cultural Studies, School For International Training
1987-1990 Boston University, B.S., Photojournalism and International Relations
1985 Lycee St. Joseph, France

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