Daryl-Ann Saunders grew up in Long Island, NY and Miami Beach, Fl. She received
a teaching degree in Special Education and, upon graduation, started to explore
photography as a means of artistic expression. When her photography of live
music performance was published in a music magazine, she started to photograph at
live performances in venues throughout
New York City. Hooked on photography as a career direction, Saunders
subsequently studied photography at The School of Visual Arts, received a
partial scholarship to The International Center of Photography and worked with
studio and location photographers as an assistant and photo studio manager. In
addition, she was photo editor and head photographer for an alternative music publication for which she coordinated all photo shoots.
Saunders established her independent photo studio in Manhattan
to work in editorial (Forbes, Business Week, Spin, Investment Age, etc.) and corporate markets (Showtime Corporation, New York Life Insurance Company, Microsoft, etc.).
Her photographs have been published in magazines and corporate materials worldwide.
Also maintaining an interest in fine art photography, Saunders works on several
portfolios of imagery and curates exhibitions. She co-curated and organized Night Moves, an exhibition presented in two adjacent Dumbo,
Brooklyn galleries of night photography with special events, workshops and an Artist Talk during the exhibit run. In 2010, Ms. Saunders created Urbanity, an
8-week exhibition of varied media that brought together the urban artwork of
Bushwick, Brooklyn artists in an exhibit running concurrently with an exhibit of
senior citizen artwork at the Diana H. Jones Center. Planned to coincide with
the Center's 41st anniversary celebration and the local art festival, Bushwick
Open Studios, it included music and projection events and culminated in a
bilingual Artist Talk.
Daryl-Ann's current fine-art photography explores a number of themes: Beyond The Platform (color night subway imagery), Solitary Life (Polaroid transfer landscapes) and
Body Life (nudes). She uses traditional, digital and alternative photo processes including pinhole camera, Polaroid transfer, toning and hand coloring to express her imagery. Several new
series in progress explore architecture, night photography, American rituals, childhood, pollution and voyeurism.
Her fine art work has been recognized by the Salmagundi Club of NY with a Certificate of Merit award and was featured in a Polaroid Corporation advertising campaign that garnered a
Kelly Award for Creative Excellence in Magazine Advertising. An article highlighting her night subway series, Beyond The Platform, has been published in Double Exposure,
the online publication of Photoworkshop.com and printed in Digital Imaging Magazine. Recently, she was selected by the Brooklyn Arts Council to participate in Space for Art,
a newly launched six-month artist residency program. Exhibited nationally, her fine art work is in the corporate collection of Pfizer, Inc., GE Corporation as well as in other collections,
corporate and private.