SAGE SOHIER,  Mum in her bathtub, Washington, D.C. , 2016

SAGE SOHIER, Mum in her bathtub, Washington, D.C., 2016


Sage Sohier has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years, after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University.

She has received fellowships from the No Strings Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

Sohier’s series from the 1980s, “Americans Seen,” was recently published in 2017 by Nazraeli Press. “Witness to Beauty,” her series about her ex-fashion-model mother, was recently published in 2017 by Kehrer Verlag. “At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America,” was published in October 2014 by Spotted Books.  Other monographs include “About Face,” published in December of 2012 by Columbia College Chicago Press, and “Perfectible Worlds,” published by Photolucida in 2007.

She has had solo shows at Foley Gallery in New York, Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston, Joseph Bellows Gallery in San Diego, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR. Her work has also been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the International Center of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many other venues.

Sohier’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, and the Brooklyn Museum, to name a few.

She has taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the Massachusetts College of Art, and has done commissioned work for the George Gund Foundation in Cleveland, the Robert Rauschenberg Residency program in Captiva, FL, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, as well as editorial work for numerous publications.