Sara Holmgren is a photographer, that was born in 1976 in Uppsala, Sweden. After graduating in Political Sciences in Umeå, Sweden, she dedicated a few years working for Human Rights organizations in Sweden and Guatemala, as a peace observator and in organizations protecting the interests of relatives of victims of forced dissapearance. Tasks included to create a widespread understanding of the human rights situation in Guatemala internationally. This is when she started to document the post-peace-accords-life of the internal armed conflict victims visually. She performed her photography studies in Madrid, Spain and moved to Barcelona where she is now based.
Sara is convinced that emotional understanding and identification based on facts are crucial factors to combat prejudice and discrimination, and that photography is an ideal mean to contribute to moving towards a slightly more rational world.