About

Sarah Stacke's personal work develops daily life stories about people living in under-resourced and narrowly represented communities created by intersections of history, culture, and geography. She often spends time with a person or community over the course of months or years and is interested in the effects of colonial-driven forced geographical relocations. In 2012 Sarah received a master’s degree from Duke University tailored to analyze photographic representations of sub-Saharan Africa. As a 2014-2015 Lewis Hine Fellow she worked with exalt, a Brooklyn-based organization that serves court-involved youth. She teaches at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the International Center of Photography and writes about photography for publications including Photo District News and National Geographic.

Sarah’s work has taken her around the world with an emphasis on South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and within the U.S.A, Cherokee, North Carolina and the Bronx, New York. She has worked with institutions like The New York Times, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, UN Women, Open Society Foundations, and Planned Parenthood.


Exhibitions
2017  Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia (October 2017)
2016   Love From Manenberg, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2015   Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, Photoville
2013   Love From Manenberg, Daylight Project Space
2013   MOPLA Pin-UP Show, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center
2010   Facsimile, Draewell Gallery, Christiansen Gallery, Mercer Gallery, Little Gallery
2009   We are the People in Your Neighborhood, Rice Street Library and public street display
2009   OverExposure 32 x 4, Minneapolis Central Library

Exhibition Curator
2015   Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh MangumAsheville Art Museum
2014   Hugh Mangum on Main Street, Museum of Durham History
2014   AfriPost: Epistolary Journeys of African Pictures, Duke University
2012   Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, Center for Documentary Studies
2008   Burt Glinn Fifty Year of Photographs, William Siegal Gallery (co-curator)

Awards
2017   New York Times Portfolio Review
2016   Docking Station Residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016   Advanced Study Program with Jim Estrin & Ed Kashi, Anderson Ranch
2015   Tactics of Collaboration Working Group, Magnum Foundation
2015   Responsible Data Workshop, Magnum Foundation
2014   Nominated for the Visionary Award by the Tim Heatherington Trust
2014   Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship, Duke University
2014   Digital Communities Lab, Magnum Foundation
2014   Africa Initiative Grant, Duke University
2013   Critical Mass, Shortlisted, Photolucida
2013   Review Santa Fe Participant, CENTER
2011   The Kim Wilson Memorial Scholarship, Duke University
2009   Cultural Star Grant, City of Saint Paul, MN
2008   OverExposure Media Grant, Minneapolis, MN

Authored Publications 
2017   Documenting Blodgett HomesOxford American

2017  What It's Like to Be a Young Ukrainian in a War ZoneNational Geographic
2017  On Burkini Island Muslims Girls Can Finally Learn to SwimNational Geographic
2017   In Inside Look at the Unique Lives of Circus PerformersNational Geographic
2017   An Uncertain Future on the Shores of Africa's Vanishing LakeNational Geographic
2017   Quiet Lives in Villages Overlooking the SeaNational Geographic
2017   Pictures Show the Strange Lives of Captive Polar BearsNational Geographic
2017   The Risky Lives of Women Sent Into Exile—For Menstruating, National Geographic
2017   See the Bizarre Places People Stash Old Lenin StatuesNational Geographic
2016   A Look Into the Fragile Lives of Mediterranean MigrantsNational Geographic
2016   Opposite Poles Show 'Mirror Images' of Climate Change on EarthNational Geographic
2016   Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Reveal the 'Palm Print of Man'National Geographic
2016   Through an Artist's Lens, Field Biology Takes the StageNational Geographic

2015   Report: On Hugh MangumAperture

2014   Seeing Beauty Where Others Do NotNew York Times
2014   A Look Back at Burt GlinnNew York Times
2013   A Penny Picture Photographer in the American South, New York Times

2015   Picturing Family in ManenbergReading the Pictures
2015   Proof of Existence in ManenbergReading the Pictures
2015   Making Strong BonesReading the Pictures 
2014   Mothers of ManenbrgReading the Pictures 
2014   Love From ManenbergReading the Pictures 

2017   Profiles of Tasneem AlsultanKatya Rezvaya, and Justin KanepsPDN 30
2016   
LOOK3: Chris Morris on Shooting War, Fashion and Politics, Photo District News
2016   Instagram Takeovers, and How They Work, Photo District News
2016   
Profiles of Emine Gozde SevimFabrice Monteiro, & Lorenzo MeloniPDN 30
2016   ESPN's Tim Rasmussen on Story Pitches that Land AssignmentsPhoto District News
2016   The Funding and Distribution of T-RexPhoto District News
2015   The Do's and Don'ts of Collaborating with NGOsPhoto District News
2015  
Hairstyles, Power and Identity in West Africa, Photo District News
2015   Aida Muluneh Interprets Dante's Inferno, Photo District News
2015   Looking for Light in all the Right Places, Photo District News
2015   New Beginnings: 120 Cancer SurvivorsPhoto District News
2015  
I Live in a Mansion on the Other Side of the Moon, Photo District News
2015   For Tropical Girls Who Have Considered Ethnogenesis..., Photo District News
2015   Where Hunting Dogs RestPhoto District News
2015   Angelina d'Auguste Shows Distinct Beauty of Albinism, Photo District News
2015   The 
Imagination of José Picayo and YouPhoto District News
2015   Sounds from the Turkish Music ScenePhoto District News
2015   Head On Photography Festival is Proudly Inclusive, Photo District News
2015   Enter Black BoxPhoto District News
2015   A Love Song to Socotra Island, Yemen, Photo District News
2015   Zine Making for Love, Not Money, Photo District News
2015   Hey Sailor! New In Town?, Photo District News
2015   PRISMA: Celebrating Photography on Human Rights, Photo District News
2015   INSIDERS/OUTSIDERS Presented by NarrativelyPhoto District News
2015   Tsepo Gumbi: Take a Seat and Listen, Photo District News
2015   The Many Gifts of Instrument Maker Ed Stilley, Photo District News
2015   Constructed Identities: Presented by Crusade for Art, Photo District News
2015   Michael Lange: Forests Dark and DeepPhoto District News
2015   Finding a Voice on Instagram in the Wake of Nepal's Earthquake, Photo District News

2015   How Would the Media Portray You If..., Lewis Hine Fellowship Blog

2011   Arusha's MysteryNasher Museum

Press
2017   Open Society Foundations Instagram Takeover, Water Protectors in North Dakota
2016   New Yorker Photo Instagram Takeover, Twenty-first Century Cherokee
2016   Timeline, D.R.C. Archive Project
2016   Smithsonian Magazine Instagram Takeover, Love From Manenberg
2016   Cape Towner, Love From Manenerg
2016   Sunday Times, Love From Manenberg
2016   Photographic Museum of Humanity, Love From Manenberg
2016   Zeke Magazine Vol.2/No.1, Love From Manenberg
2016   ABC News, Love From Manenberg
2016   Open Society Foundations Instagram Takeover, Love From Manenberg
2015   Everyday Incarceration Instagram Takeover, exalt youth portraits
2015   Narratively, Love From Manenberg
2015   PDN Photo of the Day, Love From Manenberg
2015   Black Mountain News, NC, Hugh Mangum
2015   Mountain XPress, Asheville, NC, Hugh Mangum
2015   Asheville Citizen-Times, Hugh Mangum
2014   CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, Hugh Mangum
2014   TIME LightBox Photojournalism Links, Seeing Beauty Where Others Do Not on Lens
2014   TIME LightBox Photojournalism Links, A Look Back at Burt Glinn on Lens
2014   John Edwin Mason, Love From Manenberg
2014   The New Yorker Photo Booth, D.R.C. Archive Project
2014   WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio, Hugh Mangum
2014   UNC - TV, Hugh Mangum
2014   CBC Radio As it Happens, Hugh Mangum
2014   BBC News Magazine, Hugh Mangum
2014   BBC World Service, Hugh Mangum
2014   BBC Information and Archives, Hugh Mangum
2014   Durham Herald Sun, Hugh Mangum
2014   John Edwin Mason, Hugh Mangum
2014   Durham News and Observer, Hugh Mangum

Teaching
2017   Old Media; New Media: Archives and the Documentarian, ICP New York
2017   Documenting the Personal, CDS Duke (REGISTER!)
2017   Learn to Document Your Culture, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
2017   Pitching Stories and Connecting with the Photography Field, CDS Duke (REGISTER!)
2017   Visual Storytelling on Instagram, CDS Duke
2017   DocU Arts Retreat, CDS Duke 
2017   Old Media, New Media: Archives and the Documentarian, ICP New York
2016   Documenting the Personal, CDS Duke 
2016   Visual Storytelling on Instagram, CDS Duke
2016   Mobile Photography, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 
2016   Old Media, New Media: Archives and the Documentarian, ICP New York
2016   Documenting the Personal, CDS Duke
2015   The Power of Archives: Using Archival Material in Documentary Projects, CDS Duke 
2015   The Power of Archives: Using Archival Material in Documentary Projects, CDS Duke
2015   Photographs & Voices from Everyday Heroes in East New York, Young New Yorkers
2015   Power of Pictures, exalt youth
2014   Tools of Documentary, exalt youth
2014   The Power of Archives: Using Archival Material in Documentary Projects, CDS Duke
2014   Cameras Across Cultures, CDS Duke
2013   Cameras Across Cultures, CDS Duke
2010   Digital Photography, Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Summer Camp
2009   Digital Photography, Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Summer Camp

Guest Lecturer
2016   Aperture On Sight
2015   University of Virginia, panelist for Photographing the Re-Imagined Self:
             Early Black Portraiture in
South Africa and the United States
2015   Asheville Art Museum
2015   Reel Works Teen Filmmaking  
2015   Young New Yorkers
2014   Museum of Durham History
2014   Co-Moderator of In Conversations With Pictures & Archives, Click! Photo Festival
2014   Duke University
2014   Cape Town School of Photography
2013   University of Virginia
2013   C.W. Stanford Middle School
2012   Duke University
2011   Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
2009   The Arts Institutes International Minnesota
2008   The Arts Institutes International Minnesota
2007   Minneapolis College of Art and Design