Sage Sohier


 Sage Sohier has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years, after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University. Sohier’s series, “About Face,” was published in December of 2012 by Columbia College Chicago Press. Another monograph, “Perfectible Worlds,” was published by Photolucida in 2007. Other series include, “Mother,” “Peaceable Kingdom,” “At Home with Themselves: Gay and Lesbian Couples,” and “Almost Grown.”

Sohier’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, to name a few.  Her editorial work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Business Week, TIME, Newsweek, Wired, Audubon, Discover, Entertainment Weekly, and Oprah Magazine, among others.

She is represented by Foley Gallery in New York and Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston. More information is available at



2017                Carrll and Sons Gallery, Boston MA

2015                Foley Gallery, New York, NY At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980’s America,

2015                Yangon Photo Festival, Myanmar

2014                Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA

2014                Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2013                Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA

2013                Foley Gallery, New York, NY 

2009                San Francisco Airport Museum

2008                Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2008                Houston Center for Photograpy

2007                Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2006                Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

2004                Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

1990                The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

1990                Houston Center for Photography

1988                Vision Gallery, Boston, MA

1988                Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1986                Gallery “Arte Contemporaneo,” Mexico City, Mexico


2010-2011      "Pictures by Women, A History of Modern Photography," Museum of Modern Art, NY

2011               "Living History," Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

2010               "Familiar Bodies," Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA

2005-2006       “Group Portrait,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2005                “Suddenly Older,” Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2004                “Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art,” The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

2004                “Dog Days Dog Show,” Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2003                “How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era,” International Center of Photography, New York

2001-2002       “Photography in Boston, 1955-1985,” The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass.

2001                “In the Street: Photography from the Collection,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass.

1999                “Boston Women in Photography,” Bernard Toale Gallery

1997                Retrospective, University of Akron, Ohio

1996                “Rules of the Game,” Davis Museum, Wellesley College

1999                “Secrets,” The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, 1996. (30 photographs included)

1994                Basel (Switzerland) Art Fair

1991                “Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort,” Museum of Modern Art, NY

1991                Four-person show at The Tartt Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1989                “American Stories,” three-person show at the Art Institute of Chicago, (with Joel Sternfeld and Leon Borensztein).

1988                “AIDS” exhibition at the Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany

1988                Two-person show at San Francisco Camerawork

1987                “Mothers and Daughters,” Aperture traveling exhibition

1986                Two-person show at The Tartt Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1985                “Boston Now Photography,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1984                Photographs from the Collection/Opening of the new galleries, Museum of Modern Art, NY

1982                “New Women/New Work,” Light Gallery, NY

1982                “New England Perambulations, “ The Addison Gallery, Andover, MA


PDN Photo Awards: Photo Books, 2017

Critical Mass (Photolucida) book award 2005: monograph, “Perfectible Worlds.”

First Place, Magazine Division/Feature Picture (New York Times Magazine)

Sixtieth Annual “Pictures of the Year International” Competition 2002.

Massachusetts Artists Foundation photography fellowship, 1989.                                                                                            

Mass. Council on the Arts and Humanities “Massproductions “grant, 1987-1989.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, 1984-’85.

Photographic Resource Center (Boston) “New Works” Commission, 1981-’82.

National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowship, 1980-’81.

Massachusetts Artists Foundation photography fellowship, 1979. 


“Perfectible Worlds,” monograph, (Photolucida/Critical Mass), 2007.

2003-present: Freelance editorial photography for the following magazines: “New York Times Magazine,” “Newsweek,” “LIFE,” “Wired,”  “O” the Oprah Magazine, “Fast Company;” “Food and Wine;” “Adweek;” “People;” “Discover,” “Details,” and “Outside.”

Photographs in New York Times Magazine (“What They Were Thinking”) Oct. 12, 2003; Jan. 5, 2003; Aug. 11, 2002; Jan. 13, 2002 (won First Place, Feature Picture/Magazine Division 2002).

“The Spirit of Family,” Al and Tipper Gore, edited by Gail Buckland and published by Henry Holt, 2002 (eight photographs included).

BOOK Magazine, May-June 2003 (portrait of author Zadie Smith); March-April 2002 (2 portraits of author Richard Ford); and July-Aug. 2002 (portrait of author Atul Gawande).

“Photography in Boston, 1955-1985,” Lafo and Nagler, 2001.

“DoubleTake” Magazine, spring 2001 issue. 

“A Thousand Hounds,” Merritt/Barth, Taschen 2000.

New York Times Arts section, Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997 (photograph printed as part of an article about how animals are depicted in Photography).

“See,” Magazine,  (a publication of the Friends of Photography), Issue 2:3, 1996 (portfolio of six photographs).

 “Animal Attractions,” (Abrams) 1995 (four photographs).

“Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort,” – catalogue for show at MOMA –1991. (four photographs). 

“At Home with Themselves,” catalogue for show at The Addison Gallery, 1990.

“The Cat in Photography,” Eauclaire (Bulfinch) 1990.

Portfolio of photographs in “Views,” (a publication of the Photographic Resource Center, Boston), spring 1988.

“Mothers and Daughters,” Olsen/Jussim (Aperture), 1987. 

“Athletes,” Ruth Silverman (Knopf), 1987.

Portfolio of photographs in “Popular Photography Annual,” 1984.

Catalogue from survey project, “The Leather District and the Fort Point Channel,” 1981.

Catalogue from “New England Perambulations,” at the Addison Gallery, 1982. 

Catalogue from “Boston Now Photography,” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1985.


Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

Brooklyn Museum of Art

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Modern Art, NY

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Princeton University Art Museum

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art