Sarah Taft grew up in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York, where her love of history and making images began. The Hudson Valley has many historic buildings often in various stages of decay which inspired Sarah to pick up her mother’s Pentax camera at an early age. She sees images as a way of preserving the past and present, often making her sisters model for her amongst the decaying landscape.
Sarah’s true love came when she was introduced to large format at Blue Moon Camera and Machine in Portland, Oregon, where she has worked for the last six years. You can often find her in her darkroom, printing for sanity or maybe its insanity; in any case there is usually sparkling wine involved. Sarah and her husband Joshua live with their fur babies, Emmet and Lola in North Portland.
Recent Exhibitions & Residencies:
Blue Moon Camera Staff Show- Portland, Oregon, August 2017.
Portland Grid Project: Round 3 Show- Buckley Center Gallery at University of PDX Mar-Apr 2017.
Art Residency at the Sou'Wester in Seaview, Washington. Jan 29th-Feb. 2, 2017.
Rolling Stone Magazine, German Edition, September 2016, page 80.
Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, August 2016.
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR. The Drawers Exhibition Jan 2016-April 2017.
NSEW Vol. 3 produced by the Film Shooters Collective, 2016.
Revelta-T Photo Festival, Valassar de Dalt, Spain, May 2016.
Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. PDX 30 Exhibition, April 2016.
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR. Member Exhibition, October 2015.