Hailey Sadler is an international documentary photographer who operates at the intersection of art, journalism, and advocacy.
Her work focuses on the human spirit amidst trauma, conflict, and displacement. It has taken her to over 35 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia including extended periods along the border of Syria in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan, as well as Bangladesh, Zambia, and South Africa. She has documented subjects including the post-Ebola healthcare crisis in Liberia, the future for U.S. Marines in Helmand, Afghanistan, persecuted minorities in Kurdistan, and Rohingya genocide survivors across 3 countries.
Hailey brings a unique policy background to her work documenting the human cost of conflict, drawing from years of experience as a communications director and policy advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives for legislators serving on the House Armed Services, Intelligence, and Veterans Committees. Her writing on behalf of U.S. elected officials has been published in outlets such as The Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Military Times, and The National Review, among others. She continues to serve as a writer and communications consultant for IMPACT Global Strategies.
While not traveling, Hailey is home-based in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the U.S. Press Association and Journalism and Women Symposium. She was selected for the 2019/2020 VII Photo Agency Masterclass in Barcelona as well as the 2020 Mentorship Program with the Women Photojournalists of Washington.
Recently, Hailey was a featured speaker at Georgetown University and Rotary International's Inaugural Peace and Conflict Resolution conference in Washington, D.C., presenting on "The Power of Imagery in Truth-Telling and Peace Promotion."
She is fully trained and certified in emergency first aid and surviving hostile environments, and is available for assignments worldwide.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them ... Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
- Steve Jobs