Sarah Dea is an award-winning photographer based out of Ottawa, Canada. She is a former staff photographer (2011-2016) at The National, an English language newspaper based out of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She is available for editorial, commercial and corporate work worldwide.


•2015 – Award of excellence for photography/single feature photo in The Best of News Design, 36th Edition
•2014 – Winner in the Communication Arts 55th annual juried Photography Competition
•2014 – Recipient of Applied Arts Award, Photojournalism Photography x3
•2013 – Recipient of Applied Arts Award, Editorial Photography and Photojournalism Photography x2
•2011-2016 – Staff photographer at The National, an English-language daily newspaper based out of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
•2010 – Completed a summer photographer contract at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.
•2010 – Recipient of Applied Arts Award, Editorial Photography
•2009 – Completed Documentary Photography workshop taught by Don Weber
•2009 – Completed a summer photographer contract at the Toronto Star, Canada’s highest-circulation newspaper
•2009 – Named College Photographer of the Year in the Loyalist College Pictures of the Month contest
•2009 – Diploma in Photojournalism from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ont.
•2008 – Completed a 3-week photographer internship at the Ottawa Citizen
•2007 – Recipient of Mitch Jacobson Memorial Award in Photojournalism
•2007 – Bachelor of Journalism (High Honours) with a Minor in Film Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ont.
•2007 – Recipient of Doc Shop production grant, a National Film Board/CBC program for emerging filmmakers
•2006 – Recipient of Phyllis K. Wilson Journalism Scholarship

Client/Publication list:
Burberry, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Etihad Airways, M&C Saatchi, Getty Images, ABC News, IWC Schaffhausen, Huffington Post, LA Times, Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Postmedia News, European Pressphoto Agency, Luxury, Ultratravel, M Magazine, Fashion Magazine, Expressions Magazine by Acura, Inc. Magazine, RBC Royal Bank, Air Canada, National Film Board of Canada, CBC Ottawa, CTV Ottawa, SAW Video

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