Rahshia Sawyer 2020

Rahshia Sawyer is a creative professional and third-culture individual based in the Washington DC area.


She is the Head Experience Designer for Data Ethics and Privacy at Capital One, focusing on the intersection of consumer rights, data privacy, and regulatory compliance.

As a professor at George Mason University, she teaches the nuances of photography and visual communications.

Her passion is finding beauty. As an internationally recognized photographer, she examines Resilience, analyzing the balanced (or imbalanced) relationship between beauty, chaos, and vulnerability as an anchor to our humanity.

About This Project

I often try to organize my memories, feelings, and facts into a specific narrative, but a satisfactory description eludes me. I add and subtract, rearranging my viewpoint, trying to find the one translation, the one true combination that will explain why I am the way that I am. But each question contradicts the next — negating the latter, leading me in a circular inquiry. The unorganized sequence, with the beginning and end, shuffled and presented at once. There is no progression, no build-up – just the image waiting to be seen, akin to Laurie Fendrich’s “quiet space” for abstract painting.

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