I met this gentle and fragile 98 year- old man near his limestone house where he lived and inherited from family since 1900s in old city Jerusalem.


Sandra is self-taught and inspired by Sebastião Salgado and Magnum Photos. She has been selected as the only US Participant by Magnum Photo Master class/workshop in The Netherland with Stuart Franklin and Ian Berry in London.

Sandra’s work focuses on photography emphasizing human condition in social identity, culture, diversity. She has dedicated long-term projects on women, LGBTQI, minorities, and American pop culture. Sandra’s passion for photography was informed by her previous work for the Foreign Service that allowed her the opportunity to live in many countries.  Sandra has received numerous distinguished awards including: CENTER Director Choice’s Award First Place, National Geographic Magazine International contest winner for People & Reader’s Collection. 1st Prize Open Category Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, 1st Place Prize Winner of Robert Cornelius Portrait Award, Runner-Up for International Conservation Award in Culture, Deepest Perspective for IPA, 1st place Sport on PX3, The Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and more. Her work has exhibited in Aperture gallery NYC, Annenberg Space of Photography, The Museum of Fine Art Washington County, Griffin Museum, Florida Museum of Photography, White Chapel Art Gallery etc., and internationally. Her work is in several private and public collections including Gordon Parks Foundation.

Sandra is a longtime supporter of philanthropic organizations such as Art for AIDS, Black Live Matters, Olive Tree Initiative for Arab-Israeli peace, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), American Society for the prevention of cruelty of Animal (ASPCA), National Trust for Historic Preservation

I use Nikon D700, D850 with Nikko lenses. Hand Held shooting.

All prints are printed by me to collectors, museum, galleries and portfolio reviews.

Sandra Chen Weinstein