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Rahshia Sawyer

2014, Art & Visual Technology, MFA


Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents Award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and the United States. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Foundation François Schneider, and Radford University Museum. More recently, she was a 2015 Trawick semi-finalist, a 2015 Finalist in the 8th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and received an honorable mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.

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