Daryl-Ann Saunders began as a self-taught photographer and went on to study at The School of Visual Arts and The International Center of Photography in New York. She worked as a photo editor for two alternative music publications and then established herself as an editorial and fine art photographer.
Saunders’ photographs have been published worldwide, are exhibited regularly and are held in the collections of Pfizer, Inc., General Electric as well as other collections, public and private.
Based in Bushwick, Brooklyn since 2006, she has been the recipient of a 2010 NYC Space for Art residency, a 2011 Brooklyn Arts Council grant and a 2012 SPARC artist-residency to continue work on her series, "Pioneers of Bushwick", a photo-text project featuring portraits and stories of residents that have lived in Bushwick since 1975 or earlier.
To bring attention to long-time residents of the area, large canvas portrait photographs and text from the series have been exhibited at local venues such as Diana Jones Sr. Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Sweet & Shiny Café, Brooklyn Fireproof, Silent Barn, Loom Gallery, Slideluck Bushwick, etc. Project/ artist information: http://www.PioneersOfBushwick.com, http://www.DASfineart.com, Arts Insight profile: http://bit.ly/ArtsInsightProfile.