Sara Hannant

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Made during the pandemic, these images explore natural materials and objects attributed with powers of protection. My approach is inspired by ritual and the liminal space between worlds, where, for a time, humans can become truly ‘other’ than themselves. In this transformative state the limits between the real and the imagined are blurred, the external and internal impact and shape our notion of reality.

Sara Hannant

Sara Hannant is a photographer, artist and educator based in London. She has a dynamic approach to image making and visual storytelling. Sara began her practice in the documentary photography tradition which informs her recent work on the representation of folklore, myth and magic.

She has exhibited widely including at The Royal Society of Arts, Christie’s and Towner Gallery. Her photographs have been featured on the BBC, ZeitAtlas Obscura and in The GuardianThe Sunday Times, and The British Journal of Photography among others. To coincide with the publication of Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year (Merrell, 2011) the Horniman Museum launched a touring exhibition of her work. She received the runner-up Katharine Briggs Folklore Award in 2012. In 2017, Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (Strange Attractor Press,2016) was awarded Honorary Winner in the International Photography Awards.

In 2018, she was nominated for the Royal Photographic Society Hundred Heroines, was an honorary winner in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award and shortlisted for Urban Photography, and Photojournalism in the British Life Photography Awards.  In 2019, she was shortlisted for Documentary Photography in the British Photography Awards.  Her series Rift was shortlisted for Creative Photo Awards 2020.

Sara’s most recent body of work Natural Magic, made during the pandemic, explores a series of objects attributed with powers of protection.  She is an associate lecturer at City, University of London and London Metropolitan University.

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