Sarah Mei Herman


Sarah Mei Herman studied photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague, from which she received her BA in 2005. In 2010 she completed her MA in Photography at The Royal College of Art in London. Herman received several grants from Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fund and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. Her work has been shown internationally, among others at The National Portrait Gallery in London (2010), at Le Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse (2014), at JIMEI X ARLES International Photofestival (2016 & 2017) and at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (2017). Her work is included in several art collections such as Rabobank Art Collection (NL), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL) and AMC Art Collection (NL). Herman was a finalist for Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography 2018 where she received the American Vintage Photography Prize 2018. That same year she also won the Rabobank Dutch National Portrait Prize. In 2020 her project Germano, about her Jewish family history, was exhibited at the Jewish History Museum in Amsterdam. Next year "Germano" will be exhibited more extensively at Kaunas Photography Gallery in Kaunas, Lithuania. Last fall Herman's series “Touch” was exhibited at the Benaki Museum as part of Athens Photo Festival 2020. Most recently her series “Julian & Jonathan” was shown at Museum Technische Sammlungen in Dresden for the Hellerau Photography Award 2021.

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