Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Sasha Waters Freyer makes non-fiction films about outsiders, misfits and everyday radicals. Trained in photography and the documentary tradition, she fuses original and found footage in 16mm film and digital media. Her 2018 documentary, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, screened theatrically and at festivals around the world and was called one of the year's best by The New Yorker's Richard Brody. Other works include lyrical explorations of motherhood, and essay films on the cultural and political legacies of the late 20th century. From 2015-2017, she hosted a mobile art exhibition project at BustGallery.com.
Sasha is the recipient of a 2019-20 Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the 2016 Helen Hill Award from the Orphan Film Symposium. Her work ha screened at the Telluride Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Rotterdam, Tribeca, Big Sky, Havana, Videoex, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals; IMAGES in Toronto, the Brooklyn Museum, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, Union Docs, the Pacific Film Archive, L.A. Film Forum, and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, LAXART Gallery in LA , the Sundance Channel and international cable and public television.
Sasha’s films have been reviewed in The New York and Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, ArtForum, The New Yorker, Variety, IndieWIRE, Mother Jones, Film Threat and elsewhere; her writing has appeared in Talkhouse
Millennium Film Journal, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Ethnos and the Quarterly Review of Film & Video. She has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the NEA (2007, 2015), the Graham Foundation, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a Professor of Art Foundation and Photography + Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.