Sarah Gerats was born in 1983 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. She moved to Ghent in Belgium as a child, but returned to the Netherlands to study art, first at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and later at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2006 she travelled for the first time to Iceland as an exchange student. She returned there two years later, to travel alone and discover the island, which had a huge impact on her work; the vastness of the nature and the Nordic light are recurrent motifs in her work. Gerats has been on an exchange to Germany and recently completed her masters at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki at the department for Time and Space. She has been accepted on a two-year post-graduate program at Hoger Instituut Schone Kunsten in Ghent starting in 2010.
Her is a series made during her studies at the Rietveld Academie. By questioning the male gaze and the female body, and by working as her own subject, Gerats places herself firmly within a female photography tradition.
Taken by Foam magazine.