Sara Harley

I have always carried a camera, documenting life and capturing memories. I am drawn to images that are timeless and minimalist, with a bent to the natural world and life on the coast.

When diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my personal battle helped me forge a new path as an inspirational writer. This eventually led to my newspaper column "In Focus", where I shared my love of photography and life in Nova Scotia.

I have been fortunate to have my photographs exhibited in many group exhibits, and hosted my first solo exhibit, called Roots+Wings, in 2018.

In September 2018, six images from my Stroke of Emotions series were selected for a book called Seeing in SIXES 2018, published by LensWork. The project was also awarded Nominee in the International 5th Annual Fine Art Photography Awards, Conceptual Photography.


I have been thrilled to have my photographs published by PhotoEd Magazine, Understorey Magazine, and used on a cover for a book by Margaret Atwood.

I continue to create photographic art and verse to illustrate a range of emotions. My images range from dark and brooding to light and inspirational, but always come from my heart.