I'm Sasha Pedro, a freelance photographer in New England whose work often explores themes of nature, freedom and self-expression, as defined by both myself and through conversations with other people. In the past few years and due to recent political climates, social justice has become an increasinly important theme in my work. I have a background in recreational program development, working with "at risk" youth, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and in commercial photography. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Arts Management (with a focus on social justice), and I am currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Integrated Media. Through all of these experiences, public art has emerged as my passion. I have worked with suburban teenagers to develop viable job and life skills through photography in an effort to design a program to increase the school's graduation rate (with great success!). I have worked with urban teenagers to engage the public in "Humans of New York"-inspired portraits and important conversations on topics such as gentrification, gun violence, and peace. I have constructed personal projects including a solo show featuring photographs and a short film on the theme of nature vs. man-made constructs. I was awarded 1st Place in an art show for which I wallpapered a room in a historical mansion's in 3,000 4"x6" photographs composing four larger, overall images of a forest, per the theme "Bringing the Outdoors In." I love collaborating, problem-solving, and creating art that is both interactive and accessible.
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Sasha Pedro Photography