Sarah Miller is a local photographer who gained a passion for photojournalism during her years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). It was there that she learned to tell stories using only the images she captured through patience and curiosity. These days she can be found documenting the monthly Benson First Friday events and other local events, as well as trying to capture the personalities of the cities and places she travels to. Her photos focus on capturing the vividity of the world around her while still telling a story. She also really loves cats.
Witness is a gallery that takes people to a variety of locations and invites viewers to find the story in each experience. The first collection takes you to Grand Staircase-Escalante in Southern Utah where Miller gained a love and respect for the harsh desert landscape, despite almost getting picked up by a rescue crew. The next collection takes viewers straight into the middle of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington; the pictures are a contemplation on the evolution of political movements since Trump took office. Moving forward, Miller explores the textures and details that make the Pacific Northwest so magical. Finally, she throws it back to her college days where she first learned to capture a story on the railways of India, focusing on the lack of humanity shown to those in lower castes. With these collections, Miller hopes people will understand how their own pictures can capture the story and feelings of a place and time.