Sarah Eckstine is a Western Maryland photographer who received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020.
Sarah’s recent work is focused on her nearly decade long struggle with chronic illness and chronic pain. She has interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder disease, and was recently diagnosed with multiple sexual dysfunctions after years of being misdiagnosed and not having her pain believed by doctors. In addition to writing, her photographic work of the subject aims to show an unromanticized version of sex and sexuality, and how she struggles to view herself as a sexual and intimate woman.
Other themes in Sarah's work focus heavily on her home and the surrounding landscape. She frequently takes photos on her family farm and in the surrounding areas of Washington County.
Her work has been published in Photographer's Forum and Pastiche Magazine, and she has been featured in the Midwest Center for Photography's exhibit "Earth Elements" in Wichita, Kansas, NYC4PA exhibition "Rural Impressions" in New York City, Blank Wall Gallery's exhibition 'Black & White" in Athens, Greece as well as many shows on MICA's campus, including a two-person collaborative show "Knock Me Down," MICA's Juried Undergraduate Show 2017 and 2018, and a solo show "Crosses Across America" in 2020.
In addition to her fine art practice, she is also a staff photographer at CaliberTV.net, providing live coverage of concerts for a wide genre of musical clients.
Photo by @kaitlyngruhlerphoto