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sarah huny young is an award-winning photographer and visual artist primarily documenting and exalting Black womanhood and queer communities through portraiture and video. Framing her subjects as muses, she often shoots on-location in personal, intimate spaces and natural settings. Clients and features include The New York Times, ESPN, The Washington Post, Pittsburgh City Paper, New York Magazine, and The Verge (Vox Media).
huny received the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant in 2016 and again in 2020 to fund AMERICAN WOMAN, an ongoing portrait and documentary series about Black American women, and was named one of the most influential African-Americans of 2017 by The Root ("The Root 100"); “Who’s Next in Art” 2018 by The Incline; and one of “12 People to Meet in Pittsburgh 2018” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is also a 2020 recipient of a "Best in Pittsburgh" award for co-founding the Pittsburgh Artists Emergency Fund to assist gig workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a 2021 "People of the Year" honoree for her curation and advocacy in nightlife, both awards via Pittsburgh City Paper.
huny is a member of Diversify Photo, Women Photograph, The Authority Collective, and Black Women Photographers and a former Sibyls Shrine resident artist (2021) and "Marking this Moment" Fellow via Kelly Strayhorn Theater (2020).
When she doesn't have a camera in her hand, she's probably DJing and curating Pittsburgh's queer nightlife via the Mostbeautifullest collective (aka The MoB).
For those interested in huny's overall sustainability as an artist and to support the creation of future, greater work, become a patreon at patreon.com/huny.
Resistance, desire, hope: How 3 Black queer photographers look at love
via Washington Post
Visualizing Black Femme Joy
via Pearl Arts Studio
Collection Close-up: Petra Floyd & sarah huny young
via The Warhol Museum
Designers in Service of Community
via Matter Unlimited
Prizm Art Fair @ Art Basel
Design District, Miami, FL
Nov - Dec 2022
Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
June - Dec 2022
Marking this Moment in Time
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr - June 2022
August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA
Aug - Oct 2021
WE ARE THE GLOBAL MAJORITY
Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
June - Aug 2021