About the Artist
SARA BENNETT has been a public defender specializing in battered women and the wrongly convicted and she is the author of The Case Against Homework. Her photo essay, Spirit on the Inside: Reflections on Doing Time with Judith Clark, was selected for the 2014 INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self- Published Books at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Her first Life After Life in Prison exhibit examines the lives of four women as they returned to society after spending decades in prison. It has been exhibited more than fifteen times, and featured in, among others, the Metropolitan Section of the New York Times, PBS New Hour/Art Beat and the Marshall Project.
The Bedroom Project is the second in the Life After Life in Prison series. It has been featured on the FENCE 2018, Photoville 2018, the 10th International Organ Vida Photography Festival, PDN’s Photo of the Day, in the Last Look column of Governing magazine, and has been exhibited numerous times.
Like the women she photographs, Bennett hopes her work will shed light on the pointlessness of extremely long sentences and arbitrary parole denials. To bring Life After Life in Prison or The Bedroom Project to your community, please email her.
Awards and Juried Group Exhibitions
The FENCE 2018, Category Home, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Durham, Santa Fe, Calgary, Sarasota
Capture Your Freedom, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Roosevelt Island, New York City (jury prize winner for the category, Freedom from Fear)
13th National Juried Exhibition, CERES Gallery, New York City (second place)
10th International Organ Vida Photography Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb Croatia
Top 50 Finalist, 2018 Critical Mass Competition
2018 Photo Place Gallery Juried Exhibition, Environmental Portraits (permanent online gallery)