Sara Bennett

SARA BENNETT has been a public defender specializing in battered women and the wrongly convicted. She draws attention to the problems of mass incarceration through her photographs of women with life sentences.

Her work has been featured in, among others, The New York Times, PBS News Hour/Art Beat, PDN Photo of the Day, Variety and Rolling Stone’s online and print edition of American (In)Justice, and hung in a variety of venues including The FENCE 2018, the 10th International ORGAN VIDA Photography Festival in Croatia, and the 2018 Indian Photography Festival. Bennett was a Top 50 finalist in the 2018 Critical Mass competition.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Sara Bennett

Looking Inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Looking Inside—Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences, features twenty portraits of women convicted of homicide. Accompanying the photos are the subjects’ handwritten statements.

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Life After Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

For the past four years, I have been photographing formerly incarcerated women in their bedrooms.

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