Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Sasha Pedro Photography

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.

Additional Links: 
I played guitar and was the primary songwriter for Boston-based band Lost Cosmonauts
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Sasha
Job Title/Position: 
Photographer
Physical Address: 
WEYMOUTH, MA 02188
Last Name: 
Pedro
Phone: 
7812642829

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Folk
Music - Pop / Rock
Year Founded: 
2016
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Preservation / Conservation
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Social Media Services
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
2017 B.A. in Arts Management with a focus in social justice from University of Massachusetts Amherst
2020 M.F.A. in Photography and Integrated Visual Arts at Lesley University
Awards: 
1st Place in the Trustees of the Reservations "Art Blast: Bringing the Outdoors In"

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Media
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors