I make art to heal myself and others.


Sunny Strader (b. 1991) is a photographic artist who splits her time between Los Angeles and Danville, Illinois.

Sunny photographs people. Themes in her work include mortality, dreams, and the millennial condition. She was most recently named a winner of the Magenta Flash Forward award and a finalist for the Lucie Photo Book Prize.

What I do:

Long-form storytelling, slow journalism, immersive documentary, portraiture, zines, collage, and (very recently) screenwriting.

I also teach photography to at-risk youth.

Publications, clients:

NPR, Instagram, Aint-Bad, Axios, Bird In Flight, The Daily Beast, Dunkin Donuts, Glamchop, Instagram, Strange Fire Collective.

Portrait by Brian Austin, 2019.

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