Rahshia Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She was the 2012 recipient of the Contemporary Talents award from France’s François Schneider Foundation. Exhibited in the 2012 Inaugural Dublin Biennial, her photographs and installations have been included in numerous group shows in Canada, Ireland, England, France and United States. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, François Schneider Foundation and the Radford University Museum. More recently she was a 2015 Trawick semi-finalist and received honorable mention at the 2015 Fine Art Photography Awards. She received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.