Sarah Craig is a radio journalist and documentary photographer based in the Bay Area. A native of Bozeman, MT, she left the mountainous West to attend Vassar College on the East Coast, where she completed a B.A. in Geography. She attended the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in Portland, ME for photography and multimedia production, and developed a creative approach and strong foundation for her documentary work. She is a 2011 alum of the Maine Media Workshops.

She's currently working on a podcast for Gimlet Media and freelances for KQED's Bay Curious podcast. Last year, she was awarded a SPJ NorCal Award for her half-hour long documentary, "Will the Water Come," about a town in California's Central Valley that was hit hard by six years of drought. This was part of her Dreams of Dust project, a multimedia series that documents stories of water scarcity and climate migration in California’s Central Valley. A shorter version of this documentary aired on Marketplace. She is currently working on the second documentary in this series. 


Her work has been published by NPR's Morning Edition, Marketplace, KQED, KALW, High Country News, Earth Island Journal, AlterNet, and others.Other completed projects include Faces of Fracking, an investigation into the impact of fracking on the people and places of California, and The Gulf Disaster, stories of the impacts of offshore oil drilling in the aftermath of the BP spill in Louisiana.

Her work has been supported by several grants and awards including the 2018 California Humanities Documentary Project Production Grant, the 2018 IWMF Fund for Women Journalists Grant, the 2018 Lizzie Grossman Freelance Grant for Environmental Reporting, the 2015 California Humanities Research and Development Grant, Narratively's Untold Story Award, the Bobby Model Charitable Foundation, and the Yarka Vendrinska Memorial Photojournalism Scholarship. She is also a 2018 Climate Solutions Reporting Fellow as part of the New Economies Reporting Project.

She was a finalist for the Ted Scripps Environmental Fellowship at CU Boulder in 2018, and a finalist for the Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship in 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is a participating photographer in Showing (work x family) and her projects have been exhibited in various galleries and venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Francisco Public Library. 

She is available for editorial and documentary assignments. Contact her at sarahcraig815@gmail.com.

Sarah Catherine Craig - Photography and Radio

Sarah Craig is a documentary photographer and radio journalist based in Oakland, CA.
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