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My name is Sarah Connell and I am a contemporary analogue photographer based in Manchester. I graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2017 with an MA in Photography. In 2022 I was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize and awarded a ‘Develop your Creative Practice Grant’ from Arts Council England.


Recent exhibitions include; Beyond the Frame, Mura Ma, Marple (2024); Queerfest, Norwich (2024) Espaço8 Casa Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2023); Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery (2022), In the Open, Rydale Museum & Gallery (2021); Air Open, Air Gallery, Altrincham (2021); Leeds Summer Group Show, Leeds (2021); Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (2020).

Throughout my work I explore our relationship with the natural world. Working exclusively in black and white, my work is shot onto film & printed in the darkroom. I’m fascinated by the alchemy of the darkroom. Watching images reveal themselves as sheets of paper are placed into the developer. 

Throughout my work I strive to create a quiet contemplative space for the audience to reflect on their relationship with the natural world, that for so long has been over looked and undervalued. 

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