about Sara

Sara May is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer specializing in humanitarian reportage. Her most recent assignment landed her on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, as both lead triage physician and staff photographer with Mammoth Medical Missions, Inc., the first medical relief team on the ground following the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan. Her previous work includes a month-long documentary project while serving as lead physician in a clinic in Cité Soleil, a shanty town within Port au Prince regarded as one of the poorest and most dangerous ghettos of the Western Hemisphere. She’s backpacked for months at a time on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, and traveled with a malarial research team along the southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Mali. She speaks fluent French, passable Spanish, and in her quieter moments cultivates her love of landscape photography along the paths of Seward Park in her hometown of Seattle, Washington.