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.


What I Haven't Told You



About This Project


How others perceive us unknowingly causes us to judge ourselves. With an unconscious desire to belong, we alter ourselves, deciding what is acceptable and not to present to the world. Over time we unconsciously disown parts of ourselves in order to belong.

This disownment causes an emotional conflict. As we suppress our unwanted characteristics, not only do they persist, but they amplify. Until they become the loudest thing that we emote, and cannot hear. This overpowers others as they can only hear what we are trying to suppress. And they begin to speak softly – so softly that we can no longer belong.

This series shows the disagreements between our emotions and the paradox as it appropriates the figure

Prints available in:

Archival inkjet 30” x 30” Limited edition of 12
Archival inkjet 10” x 10” Limited edition of 25