About the photographer
International and Ithaca, NY based photographer, Sheryl Sinkow has had work published on the Grammy website in collaboration with Samite and Musicians for World Harmony, in Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster's book, In Search of America, as well as various media publications around the world. The Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Cornell University, Ithaca College and the Ithaca/TC Convention and Visitors Bureau are just a few of the many local organizations Sheryl works with to create photographs that document a story and make an emotional statement about her subjects. Her projects range from and include commercial and advertising work, portraiture, special event and weddings. Utilizing both digital and traditional camera systems (Nikon, Canon and Leica) enables Sheryl to capture images under extreme conditions — when electricity is available and when it's not!
Making photographs gives me the opportunity to recreate a feeling, share an experience and make a connection. My Dad's philosophy of life centered around 3 P's - Patience, Perseverance and Positive Thinking. I added a fourth - Passion, and those four P's propel me into creating my art and doing the business of photography. My work includes advertising, annual reports, special events and creative portraiture. Every project I dive into is a process, and healing plays a role in that. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, I turned the camera on myself.
In January of 2006 I was part of a group of volunteers with Musicians for World Harmony who visited orphanages in Kenya and Tanzania. I knew that being able to convey the experience of that trip would be yet another gift towards my own growth. It was.
We live at a time when healing ourselves and our planet is desperately needed. I invite you to view my site with those thoughts in mind - enjoy and reflect and when you have a photography project in mind, give me a call or send an email and we will discuss your vision.
Self Portrait from the series Facing Breast Cancer...