Sarah Sampedro is a Minneapolis-based photographer interested in social systems, relationships, community, and belonging. Her interest lies in revealing some of the hidden factors that construct social relationships: she has photographed her Minneapolis neighborhood in the midst of an argument over historic designation and gentrification, created an installation using racially restrictive real estate contracts from Hennepin County, Minn., and traveled across Europe, researching and photographing places border walls have been built. She is motivated by questions about the psychological and constructed space that exists between people.
“I could tell you how many steps make up the streets rising like stairways, and the degree of the arcades’ curves, and what kind of zinc scales cover the roofs; but I already know this would be the same as telling you nothing. The city does not consist of this, but of relationships between the measurements of its space and the events of its past…”
– Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities