Sasha Waters Freyer

Professor of Photography + Film

Department of Photography + Film

Art Foundation

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Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist who has produced and directed 17 documentary and experimental films, 13 of which originate in 16mm. Embracing a personal, artisanal approach to craft, she served as the cinematographer and sound editor on ten of them, and as editor on all but one. Her feature film, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, won a Special Jury Prize at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, was released theatrically in the U.S and Europe, aired on the PBS series American Masters in 2019, and was called one of the year’s best films by Richard Brody in The New Yorker. Waters Freyer has received three Media Arts grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and was nominated for the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman Award.  She is a 2019 recipient of the Catapult Film Fund for her new project about American artist Bruce Conner and the gospel group the Soul Stirrers. Sasha has screened and exhibited at film festivals, museums and galleries around the world including the Telluride Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kassel Dokfest, IMAGES in Toronto, the Brooklyn Museum, SF MoMA, LAXART, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco, Microscope Gallery, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and Film Forum, NYC.  Sasha earned her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, and her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.