Sarah Arnoff Yeoman is an independent editorial and documentary photographer based in Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City, Utah.
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.
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.
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.
As a member of the National Press Photographers Association and an associate member of the Native American Journalists Association, my clients include Portland Mercury, Bitterroot Magazine, SaltLakeCityWeekly, Devour, USA Hello, Volunteers of America, the University of Utah, Vector Media and others.
Corporate, NGO, and nonprofit commissions are always welcome.
Find me on Instagram @arnoffoto, or in the real world backpacking the expanses of Western wilderness.