Art and Art History

Sarah Kaufman, Associate Professor of Art in Photography
Sarah Kaufman, Associate Professor of Art in Photography

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman holds a BA from Haverford College and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Solo exhibitions of her photography include Saint Joseph’s University, Haverford College, Bowdoin College, Notre Dame University, Soho Photo and Porter Contemporary galleries in New York, and she has participated in group exhibitions nationwide. Kaufman’s projects have been reviewed and featured in ARTnews Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Visual Studies Journal, Huck Magazine, and more. Her first monograph, Devil’s Pool, was recently published by Daylight Books. Kaufman lives and maintains a studio in Philadelphia.


Sarah Kaufman, Devil's Pool, Daylight Books, 2021 Sarah Kaufman, Devil's Pool, Daylight Books, 2021


Art and Art History


  • B.A., Haverford College
  • M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University


Introduction to Film Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography

Intermediate Photography

Advanced Photography

Documentary Photography

The Art of the Photobook

Studio Practices/Advanced Studio Practices

Senior Studio Capstone


Research Interests

History and theory of photography

Contemporary photography

New technologies in film & digital photography hybridization

Handmade proceses and darkroom techniques

The human body as photographic subject in relation to environment and onlooker

Recent Work

Hidden City Philadelphia Summer 2022: Interview/Book Review

Visual Studies Journal Spring 2022: Book Review

Huck Magazine Summer 2022: Interview/Feature

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh: Exhibition

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Exhibition

Huff Post: The Photographic Eye of Sarah Kaufman

Good Neighbors, Berman Museum Exhibition

Curatorial Project:

“Through the Plain Camera: Small and Shapely Pleasures in Contemporary Photography” catalog essay with Rebecca Robertson

Years of Service to Ursinus