A short walk with me through my travels over the last 3 years photographing some amazing characters whilst living in remote villages from Tanzania, Nepal, Nicaraugua and Costa Rica.

I will take you through my journey with working with various NGO’s, around the world, and how it not only dramatically changed my way of life, but also my way of shooting.

About Saraya

Saraya Cortaville is an award-winning portrait and social documentary photographer.   She has received two fellowships (one of only two women in the U.K to have achieved this)

The first for studio portraiture and most recently social documentary for a project she completed in 2015 whilst living in Africa.   She was awarded the Peter Grugeon award for the best fellowship portfolio of 2015, and a gold award in Visual Arts in the professional photography awards 2016.

Saraya’s passion for travel and people has pushed her career in to a more adventurous phase and she has recently lived and worked abroad for various international NGO’s documenting social issues in countries as far as Tanzania, Nepal, Nicargua and Costa Rica. She skilfully manages to draw out her subjects’ emotions and feelings, in a sensitive and empathetic nature, her portraits are an observation and moment of connection, between two people, rather than photographer, subject.

When not abroad Saraya shoots primarily location portraiture specializing in children and documentary weddings.

Saraya is a Fujifilm Ambassador and actively mentors and judges for national and international photographic bodies.


PLEASE NOTE: You will also need to buy your £5 wristband for HIPFest to gain entry