Documentary Photographer 


Hailey Sadler is a documentary photographer, writer, and researcher currently based out of Washington, D.C.


Her work explores questions around trauma, displacement, and defining home. It has taken her across the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, including extended periods along the border of Syria in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. Her work has been supported by grants from Adobe, the National Geographic Society, and Solutions Journalism Network among others, as well as published in The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, Associated Press, OZY,  and more.  Hailey is also a founder of  The Home Collective, a long term documentary project that explores the concept of home and its definitive role in shaping our future.

Hailey brings a policy background to her work, drawing from years of prior experience as Policy Advisor and Communications Director in Congress for senior legislators serving on the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of International Public Policy concentrating on Security, Strategy, and Statecraft from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and, separately, serves as an independent Research Consultant for Johns Hopkins University, focusing on re-stablization efforts in Syria.

She is certified in emergency first aid and hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) and is available for assignments worldwide. 


Frontline Freelance Register; Women's Foreign Policy Group; National Press Photographers AssociationWomen Photojournalists of Washington

Opportunities & Awards

2021  National Geographic Society Covid-19 Grant

2021  Solutions Journalism Grant

2020  National Geographic Society Covid-19 Grant

2020  Adobe Creative Resident 

2020  Women Photojournalists of Washington Mentee

2019  VII Masterclass Mentee

2019  Featured Speaker, Georgetown University and Rotary International's Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference


English; Arabic

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