1. Ms. Ward – archival inkjet print; 20 x 16 in.
2. Frieda – archival inkjet print; 16 x 22 in.
3. Kiara – archival inkjet print; 16 x 20 in.
4. Zena and Timothy – archival inkjet print; 16 x 20 in.
Sarah Baranski was born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and grew up in Streamwood, Illinois. In the spring of 2004, she received her BA in Art Pre-Masters at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. In the spring of 2007, she received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Baranski is an adjunct faculty member at College of Dupage as well as a half-time faculty member of Judson University. At Judson University, Baranski teaches and maintains both the traditional and digital photography lab. She also works for After School Matters, an after school program, at Wells High School where many Cabrini Green residents attend. Here, Baranski is able to teach High School students how to make portrait photographs. While teaching photography with the high school students, Baranski also incorporates discussion on both Black and Latino identity by prompting the students with questions that compel them to think about these important issues. She has had her work exhibited in Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. Baranski has lectured on her work at North Park University in Chicago as well at the Student Track during the 2003 MWSPE conference. Baranski currently lives and makes work in Chicago, Illinois.
© Sarah Baranski