Supporting Non-Profits Through Art

I am lucky and honored to have been able to participate in several local auctions and sales this fall to support local non-profits that are doing amazing work in the community.

I was honored to have the Krakow Witkin Gallery asked me to donate a piece to their annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Boston Pediatric/Family AIDS Program. I’m excited to be able to support such an important cause, and have the chance to hang alongside some of Boston’s finest. A few pieces are still available for those interested in helping this cause:

I also work for sale at the annual Montserrat College of Art’s Small Works Show. The school is a great local art college, and proceeds from the sale benefit student scholarships. Many thanks to Marni Katz for featuring my works in The Boston Globe on November 11th, as well as on her blog, Style Carrot:

And lastly, I participated in the annual SMFA Art Sale. This is the annual sale to benefit student scholarships for my alma mater, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Press for The Distances Between Us

I’ve been lucky and honored to have some excellent voices speak on my book recently. Many thanks to the illustrious Christer Ek and his blog Who Needs Another Photo Blog? for his thoughtful, careful examination of how the pictures relate to memory. Thank you also to Madison Rich of OURS Magazine for the sensitive analysis of how the work relates to memory and love.

Read more here: 
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The book can also be found on two excellent websites dedicated to showcasing photobooks:

Virtual Bookshelf:
The Independent Photo Book:

The Independent Photo Book Blog

I’m happy to be featured on the Independent Photo Book Blog. This is a great project run by Hester Keijser; thank you Hester, for including my book!

See more here:

Nights at the PRC

Please join me this coming Wednesday at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, where I will be hosting Nights. This is the last one in the PRC’s current location, and I really hope that you will join me: 832 Comm Ave is one of the places I feel most at home in Boston. Join me for photo talk, looking at beautiful pictures, and eating cheese and wine.

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm
832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

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Griffin Museum of Photobook Showcase

I am excited to be one of 25 artists showing and selling books at the Griffin Museum of Photography for their Photobook Showcase. Please stop by and say hello, see a copy of The Distances Between Us in person, and check out the amazing work that Boston-based artists are generating.

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2-4.00pm
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890

more info here:

The Distances Between Us

I am thrilled beyond words to announce the publication of my first monograph, The Distances Between Us. This project has been in the works for quite some time and I am incredibly excited to see it realized. 

The Distances Between Us by Sarah Pollman // 

200 x 280 mm
Hard cover
56 pages 
26 illustrations
Text: English
First edition: 400 copies
Publication year: 2016
ISBN 978-91-88539-02-1

SPACE Conference 2016

I will be speaking at the 2016 SPACE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on June 18th. This incredibly important conference, dedicated to part-time, contingent faculty, is hosted by Kennesaw  State University. I’ll be speaking about how the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is being subsumed by Tufts University, and the concurrent impact that has had on its contingent faculty members. By using my experience as a case study, I will explore questions relevant to all contingent educators: how do we stay present and focused for our students in the face of the stress contingency creates? how can we be to be loyal to institutions that cannot promise us a future? and what does this means for today’s students and the fate of the higher educational system as a whole?

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Beautiful Decay and Performing Decay - exhibits at the Danforth Art Museum and Open Aperture Gallery

There must be something in the air - I’m beginning 2016 with two exhibits that both have decay in the title.

The Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA has a piece from my Father and Mother series in their permanent collection. This piece will be on view with other collection highlights in the show Beautiful Decay.

March 6 - June 5, 2016
more info at

And I’m really excited for my first Rhode Island show, Performing Decay, at Open Aperture Gallery in Newport, RI. A grid of twenty images from Bleached are on view through mid-April.

March 5 - April 9, 2016
more info at!currently-showing/ooefo

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