Hailey Sadler is a political communications veteran and independent documentary photographer who works at the intersection of art, journalism, and advocacy.
Her work focuses on the human toll of conflict, particularly the displacement crisis and its toll on the family. She is passionate about using images to tell stories that transcend a person's circumstances -- whether they are a U.S. Marine in Helmand Province, an elected official on Capitol Hill, or a girl in Zambia with dreams of becoming a doctor -- and capture their humanity, dignity, and essence.
Hailey believes that knowledge comes with responsibility and tries to use her photos as a tool to invite viewers to share in that responsibility. Her travels have taken her to over 35 countries, including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Zambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. She has worked with the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Marines, The Salvation Army, African Mission Healthcare, CBN, Medair, and Mercy Kids Africa, among others.
In addition to visual storytelling, Hailey specializes in helping nonprofits, brands, executives, and elected officials find and create meaningful stories through media.
Previously, she worked as a communications strategist, speechwriter, and spokesperson in the U.S. House of Representatives for legislators serving on the House Armed Services, Intelligence, and Veterans Committees. She has written op-eds, speeches, and articles on behalf of U.S. elected officials that have been published in outlets such as The Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, The Washington Times, Military Times, and The National Review, among others.
While not traveling, Hailey is home-based in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the U.S. Press Association, Journalism and Women Symposium, and Women Photojournalists of Washington. She is fully trained and certified in emergency first aid and surviving hostile environments, and is available for assignments worldwide.
Humanitarian & Conflict Photographer
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.
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