Sarina Finkelstein

Sarina Finkelstein received her BFA in Photography from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO and her MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.  She has exhibited in solo shows at RayKo Photo Center, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR, Weitman Gallery in St. Louis, MO and in group shows at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Midwest Center of Photography, and the Dali International Photography Exhibition in Yunnan, China. 

Sarina's monograph, The New Forty-Niners, with publisher Kehrer Verlag, is an exploration of modern-day gold prospectors in California.  It was a 2014 Photo District News Photo Annual Winner in the Books category and appeared internationally on BBC TV, in Io Donna and Euroman, and in galleries on, Slate Magazine, WIRED Raw File, Business Insider, PBS’ Next Avenue, Daily Mail and Bullion Magazine. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, Amica and Fluter and online on New York Times’ Lens, TIME, NPR, Discover Magazine’s Visual Science, PDN's Photo of the Day, Feature Shoot, LensCulture and Conscientious photo blogs.

In addition to working as a freelance photographer, Sarina has over ten years of experience as a producer, photo editor and researcher. She is currently the Online Photo Editor for and the creator and curator of its new photography blog, The Photo Bank


Winner, Photo District News Photo Annual – Books, 2014

American Photography 29 Chosen Winner, 2013

Finalist, "Developed Work" National Photography Fellowship, Midwest Center for Photography, 2012

Selected as one of 100 photographers to participate in Review Santa Fe, 2010 

PhotoLucida Critical Mass Finalist, 2010