Sarah Palmer is a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Her work straddles the realm of journalism and fine art, questioning the conventional limits that both of these worlds hold for the viewer and artist alike. She explores pop culture and current events with a focus on the subcultures that these gatherings draw in.

She composes multi-frame exposures in camera, with no manipulation in post. By building layers of stories on the same piece of film, she creates a strong sense of environment while weaving together contrasts and similarities in the subject matter she's photographing.

Clients include The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Vox, The Globe and Mail, Buzzfeed News, Refinery29, The Walrus and Maclean's among others.

She is a National Magazine Awards winner, Magenta Flash Forward and American Photography winner. Her work was included in TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2019, and has been generously supported by the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and exhibitions internationally including Scotiabank’s Contact Photography Festival and Gallery TPW.

She's also a Photo Editor and Creative Producer. See that portfolio here

Recent publications:

The Walrus

TMU Magazine


The Globe and Mail

Toronto Star

She Does The City

The Globe and Mail

Roads & Kingdoms


Fortune Magazine

TIME’s top 100 Photos of 2019

Globe and Mail Pictures of 2019

Women Photograph 2019 Year in Photos

The Walrus

The Globe and Mail

BuzzFeed News

The Globe and Mail

The Washington Post


BuzzFeed News

West End Phoenix

The Walrus

Canadian Art


t. 1.416.829.8178

Proud member of Women Photograph

I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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