Sarah Lee is a London based photographer who came to photography whilst studying literature at University College London in the late 1990s. Since graduating she’s worked for The Guardian, specializing in portraiture features and the Arts. In addition to her work at the Guardian, she’s shot for many different clients both commercial and editorial, and been published by a number of other publications including: Billboard, Intelligent Life, Rolling Stone, The Architectural Review, TIME and Vanity Fair. In 2011-2012 she shot the portrait campaign for Coldplay’s MX album and tour. Sarah has just finished work on an extensive long term documentary project focusing on the end of Route 66 that’s to be published in Spring 2019 by Unbound called “West of West”. Her photographs have been widely exhibited including at the National Portrait Gallery and in the Portrait of Britain and Portrait Salon. She is currently working on a series called “Tender are the Night Hawks” focusing on night bus journeys across London, recently part of an exhibition in Leica’s Wetzlar headquarters and her photography can also been seen at The Guardian King’s Place in the charity Protect’s show “Whistleblowers and their impact on Society”. Sarah has been an official BAFTA photographer since 2015 and her “Behind the Curtain” series were exhibited at the Leica Gallery LA earlier this year.
She is an ambassador for Leica UK, a fellow of The British American Project.