Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance photographer recognised for her compassionate and intimate approach to environmental and human rights issues.
Hylton is a graduate from the International Center of Photography and holds an MA from Kings College London (International Conflict Studies). Her work focuses on issues around gender, Indigenous people, and the environment with clients including National Geographic Magazine, TIME Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Vogue Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine, Bloomberg News, and the Financial Times Magazine among others.
Hylton is a National Geographic Explorer, and has received multiple grants from National Geographic Society, Magnum Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Hillman Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the International Reporting Project. In 2018, she was awarded a National Magazine Award for her work on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Hylton’s work has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, American Photo, the Lucie Foundation, the Alfred Fried Photography Award, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, PH Museum, and Santa Fe Portrait Awards, among others.
Represented by Redux Pictures, Hylton is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, but will travel anywhere her camera takes her.