Documentary Photographer 


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Hailey Sadler is a documentary photographer and conflict & migration specialist 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, with 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, Getty Images, and Solutions Journalism Network and published in The Washington Post, Associated Press, PBS Newshour, BuzzFeed News, 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, as well as an independent Research Consultant for Johns Hopkins University, focusing on re-stablization efforts in Syria. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of International Public Policy concentrating on Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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  Eddie Adam's Workshop XXXIV

2021  Getty Images Editorial Grant

2021  National Geographic Society Covid-19 Grant

2021  Solutions Journalism Grant

2020  National Geographic Society Covid-19 Grant

2020  Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

2020  Women Photojournalists of Washington Mentee

2019  VII Masterclass 

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


English; Arabic