Amanda Sauer (b. 1977) makes photographs and books to visualize time and reimagine relationships with the natural world. She works in response to place, often over many years, using repetition to invite chance and bear witness to environmental change. Her work is influenced by her previous career in climate change research and policy where she published on environmental topics.

Amanda is a recipient of 2019 - 2024 Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and her work is included in the DC ArtBank collection (2018, 2019, 2023). Her first book To Measure Time was self-published in 2022; it has been collected by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art library, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Yale University. Her most recent book, Giant Willow Oak, has been shortlisted for the Dummy 24 award. Amanda has exhibited in the US and abroad, including most recently as part of INDEX NATUREA at Fotografia Europea 2024 in Italy and the Dummy Award 2024 world tour, with exhibitions at the PhotoBookMuseum in Germany, GrisArt in Spain, Fotofestiwal in Poland, and Rencontres d'Arles in France.

Amanda is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College where she teaches darkroom and large format photography. She has an MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in economics from Cornell University. Amanda lives with her family in Washington DC.

Contact: amanda_sauer (at) yahoo dot com

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