- Sara Hopkins
Sara Hopkins is a documentary and fine art photographer in Atlanta, Ga. She is interested in how appearance reflects identity; how gender, sexuality, and societal roles are related; and how people develop and perceive belief systems based on gender and class. Her work is primarily based in Georgia and the Southeastern region of the United States.
Sara received a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Georgia in 2004 and began to work as a newspaper photographer shortly after graduating. For several years she traveled across the United States to gain perspective about U.S. society while also working as a stringer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After deciding to settle in Atlanta, she accepted a position as a staff photographer at Emory University. In 2010, she began graduate studies in fine art photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and will begin the MFA studio program in photography at Georgia State University in the Fall of 2012.
Using simple elements and formal techniques in her work, she quietly encourages the viewer to consider their own conditioned perceptions about men and women while using the imagery to create dialogue about the relationships that exists between appearance, sexuality, and gender.
Upcoming exhibitions include participating in "Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze" at The Kinsey Institute in Indiana in May 2012.
Past, recent, and current photographic series can be viewed at www.sarahopkins.com