S A B R I N A 

Sabrina Santiago (b. 1996) is a photographer based in New York, NY. She is a 2018 graduate from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Portraiture and storytelling are her passions, hoping to capture the essence and beauty of her subjects. She is intrigued by moments of everyday life and how photography can bridge the gap between reality and fantasy. Personal ongoing projects focus on subcultures within New York and hair as an expression of identity. The majority of her work has been shot with color film—ranging from 35mm, Polaroid and Super 8. She is the co-founder and editor of visual arts platform VISCERAL8.

BA in Photography and Media Studies, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University (May 2018)

Select Publications & Clients
The New York Times, Polaroid Originals, GUCCI, i-D, Interview Magazine, Coach, GARAGE Magazine, Man Repeller, ASOS & Revlon

Group Exhibitions
A New York Gaze commissioned by Dolce Vita

New York, NY (November 2018)

“A party to celebrate the visual collaboration between Dolce Vita and fearless female image makers to honor the artistic legacy of its Lower East Side origins. Featuring Cheryl Dunn, Hannah La-Folette Ryan, Emily Soto and Sabrina Santiago.”

Polaroid “New Originals” x Ryan McGinley

Chesterfield Gallery, New York, NY (December 2017)

“A collaboration showcasing the work of five emerging photographers as selected and curated by Ryan McGinley for the release of the Polaroid Originals One Step 2 Camera. Featuring Myles Loftin, Marcus Branch, Rochelle Brockington, Hunter Abrams and Sabrina Santiago.”  

Select Press & Interviews
W Mag "Inside Gucci's Dazzling NYFW Sendoff" (September 2019)

The Cut "Polaroids From Gucci’s ’80s Disco Party" (April 2019)

Milk.xyz “Meet The Founders of VISCERAL8: The Platform For Community-Driven Art” (March 2019)

The Cut “Photographer Sabrina Santiago’s California Road Trip”(February 2019)

INDIE Magazine “Inside Sabrina Santiago’s Sun-Soaked Super 8 Nostalgia” (January 2019)

i-D Magazine “Sabrina Santiago: My year in photos” (December 2018)

Office Magazine “A New York Gaze” (November 2018)

The Cut “How 4 Different Women See Life Downtown” (November 2018)

V Magazine “Photographer To Follow: @_sabrinasantiago” (November 2018)

i-D Magazine "Sabrina Santiago captures the kinks, curls and culture of hair” (September 2018)

Polaroid Originals Instagram Live Q&A (September 2018)

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Flash Back “Photography 101: Reflections on Pursuing Formal Education” (August 2018)

Polaroid Originals Magazine “Close-up with the New Originals” (January 2018)

Office Magazine “New Originals with Ryan McGinley”(December 2017)

Paper Mag Ryan McGinley Proteges on Shooting Polaroids for the Digital Generation” (December 2017)

Polaroid Originals Magazine “Meet the #New Originals: Sabrina Santiago’s Street Spirit” (November 2017)

Interview Magazine “Five Young Photographers Who Are Reinventing Polaroid” (November 2017)

W MagazineRyan McGinley, Who Made Polaroids Art, Picks the 5 Young Photographers to Revive the Instant Picture” (November 2017)

CR Fashion Book Exclusive: Ryan McGinley’s New Originals Project” (October 2017)

INDIE Magazine A Lesson in Photographing People With Sabrina Santiago” (August 2017)

NYLON Magazine “This Photo Series Shows Afro-Caribbean Hair Culture In A New, Intimate Light” (June 2017)

INDIE Magazine Making Artists Visualize One Word, VISCERAL8 Is Your New Favorite Art Platform” (March 2017)

SLEEK Magazine VISCERAL8: The Online Mag Exploring a Word’s Worth” (March 2017)

HERO MagazineThey are family – capturing the youth of Manhattan’s skate scene” (November 2016)