Sarah Mei Herman


In 2010 Sarah Mei Herman completed her MA in Photography at The Royal College of Art in London. She received several grants from Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fund and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. Her work has been shown internationally at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Le Chateau d’Eau in Toulouse, Benaki Museum in Athens, Musée d’Art Moderne in Liege, JIMEI X ARLES International Photofestival in Xiamen and at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, among others.

Her work has been included in several art collections such as Rabobank Art Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AMC Art Collection. 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. This upcoming April “Germano” will be exhibited at Kaunas Gallery in Lithuania.

Recently Herman completed “Solace”; a commissioned photo book about the Chinese LGBTQ community. In October 2022 one of the portraits from “Solace” was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in London and earlier that year this project was shortlisted for the Gomma Photography Grant 2022 and was awarded an honorable mention. Recently Herman was nominated as a finalist for the V&A parasol Women in Photography Prize 2023.

Sarah Mei Herman Profielfoto
Sarah Mei Herman

Sarah Mei Herman lives in The Netherlands

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Sarah Mei Herman 101 Mingayi, Xiamen, September 2019

Pride Photo Award 2023

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