Sarah Arnoff Yeoman is an independent editorial and documentary photographer based in Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Contact:  385-212-4847

Originally from Utah and now living on the western edge between the Portland metro area and Oregon's wine and ag country, I cover the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin (that big stretch of high desert between Reno and The Rockies).

Stories I focus on mainly revolve around the intersections of environment, climate change, food and economy in rural and Indigenous communities. I also enjoy environmental portraiture, creative food stories, and rugged travel.

After a nonprofit career working as a linguist and media content producer with Native American communities throughout the West, I transitioned to freelance photography in Portland, taking assignments around the Great Basin and beyond. 

Having worked closely with tribes for the better part of a decade to create language materials and photo essays, I continue to focus on under-exposed stories in overlooked communities around the world. I strongly believe that photography is a balance of power dynamics, and it is extremely important to me to produce community-led narratives that belie stereotypes and stray from pre-conceived outside points of view.

I'm a member of the National Press Photographers Association and an associate member of the Native American Journalists Association.

You can find my work published in CNN, Portland Mercury, Bitterroot MagazineSalt Lake City Weekly, Devour, and more.

Corporate and nonprofit clients include USA Hello, Volunteers of America, the University of Utah, Vector Media and others.

Find me on Instagram @arnoffoto, or in the real world driving the expanses of Western wilderness.


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