Sarah Walker is a Melbourne-based photographer specialising in theatre and rehearsal photography, performance documentation and the creation of promotional material. She has shot for hundreds of Melbourne’s most exciting and independent theatre companies including MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Chunky Move, Melbourne Festival and Next Wave Festival. She is currently a resident photography for companies MKA, Polygot, Red Stitch, Attic Erratic, Pop-up Playground, Barking Spide and Quiet Little Fox.
In 2012-2013 she conducted an amazing and extensive photography series titled Clutch, which featured a year’s worth of incredible photos with hard-hitting quotes, passages, thoughts and lines of general wisdom, wit and humour scattered across the image.
My documentary work is never detached – I have a knack for feeling the aesthetic of a piece, the dynamics of character relationships and the elements of stagecraft, and communicating them succinctly in image form.
Theatre may be inherently temporal, but images last.