Rahshia Sawyer 2020

Rahshia Sawyer is a creative professional based in the Washington DC area.


She teaches undergraduate and graduate students the nuances of photography at George Mason University.  The Head of Privacy and Data Ethics Design at Capital Onee, she focuses on the intersection of humanity and data privacy. As an internationally recognized photographer, she is active in the art world, presenting her work on resilience, where she examines the balanced (or imbalanced) relationship between beauty and chaos.

About This Project

We try to repress feelings of past (traumatic) events, putting them aside to go on with our lives. These events inform our identities, they are unseen and sometimes forgotten, yet the feelings stay with you — they mold you. Becoming an unwanted friend. A friend who tangles you within a (suffocating) cocoon of emotion. These feelings do not need to govern you. When a (un)invited reconciliation is extended, it is a plea to untangle ourselves — a plea to be resilient.

This work signifies a settlement with our identity. Each composition is selected to be neutral, the sliver of space between ascending and descending. Representing the singular struggle with our emotions — an experience we all share.

Prints available in:
Archival inkjet prints 20” x 30” Limited edition of 12
Archival inkjet prints 8” x 10” Limited edition of 25