Documentary Photographer 


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


Her work focuses on trauma, displacement, and defining home. It has taken her to over 35 countries 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 and the National Geographic Society and published in The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, Associated Press, OZY, and more.

Hailey is 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. She was selected for the 2019/2020 VII Photo Agency Masterclass in Barcelona, Spain, as well as the 2020 Mentorship Program with the Women Photojournalists of Washington. In 2019, Hailey was a featured speaker at Georgetown University and Rotary International's Peace and Conflict Resolution conference in Washington, D.C.

Hailey brings a policy background to her work, drawing from years of experience as Policy Advisor and Communications Director in the U.S. House of Representatives for senior legislators serving on the House Armed Services, Intelligence, and Veterans Affairs Committees.

She is fully trained and certified in emergency first aid and hostile environment awareness training through IWMF, JAWS, and the Centre for Safety and Development, and is available for assignments worldwide. 


Frontline Freelance Register; National Press Photographers Association; Journalism and Women Symposium; Women Photojournalists of Washington


English; Arabic

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