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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, New York Magazine, NBC News, and Pittsburgh City Paper.

huny received the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant in 2016 and again in 2020 to fund AMERICAN WOMAN, a now-retired 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 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, a 2021 "People of the Year" honoree (Pittsburgh City Paper) for her curation and advocacy in nightlife; and was most recently named a 2024Black LGBTQ+ Change-Maker in the Arts by GLAD.

huny is a member of Diversify PhotoWomen PhotographThe Authority Collective, and Black Women Photographers and a former Sibyls Shrine resident artist (2021) and "Marking this Moment" Fellow via Kelly Strayhorn Theater (2020). Her work has been exhibited in The Mattress Factory Museum, The August Wilson African-American Cultural Center, Space Gallery, McDonough Museum of Art, at Prizm Art Fair @ Art Basel Miami, and more.

When she doesn't have a camera in her hand, she's definitely DJing around the country 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

Recent Exhibitions

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

CIRCLES: reclamation
August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 2021

The Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA
Aug - Oct 2021

Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
June - Aug 2021

All Exhibitions

Contact & Region
Private Studio
Pittsburgh, PA