Sage Sohier: Animals (Stanley/Barker, 2019)

Sage Sohier has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years, after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University.

Her series from the 1980s, Americans Seen, was published in 2017 by Nazraeli Press. Witness to Beauty, her series about her ex-fashion-model mother, was published in 2017 by Kehrer Verlag. At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America, was published in October 2014 by Spotted Books.

She has taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the Massachusetts College of Art.


Sage Sohier grew up with four dogs, and currently lives with three. Animals have always been important in her life; so, when she started photographing people in the late 1970s, she often included their companion animals.

“There is more spontaneity, less self-consciousness, and more chaos when humans and other animals coexist. Love is unconditional, grief is uncomplicated though deeply felt, and life is richer, more vivid, more comical.”

Publisher’s Info

Publisher: Stanley/Barker