My mission is to create powerful visuals that raise awareness and inspire hope.
I believe disparate cultures can be bridged through recognition of our common humanity. Fostering such empathetic connection is especially fulfilling for me when women, children, and people from less visible parts of the globe are brought out of darkness and into light.
Saskia Bory Keeley is a Swiss photographer. She was educated at Geneva University, Sotheby’s and the New Academy for Art Studies in London. She also received training at the International Center for Photography. Based in Manhattan, Saskia also spends time in Amagansett-Long Island and Geneva-Switzerland.
Saskia principally partners with humanitarian organizations, taking into account their sensitive and noble endeavors. Her latest work has taken her to India (with Leaders' Quest), to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (with the END Fund/ Amani Global Works), to the West Bank (with both Roots and Taghyeer), and to Jordan (with We Love Reading).
Her greatest passion is documenting people, communities and cultures in ways that foster lasting connection, unexpected empathy and occasional awe. She strives to paint a picture of what is possible, and to promote changes that happen when understanding and empathy converge.
Saskia has collaborated with a number of institutional organizations to record signature, public events and candid moments for promotional use. These include the Lycée Français de New York, the END Fund, Roots, Cambodia Collegium, private companies, Future Stars, Pip's Place and Hampton Racquet, to name several.
Saskia's photos have been published in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, the Lycée Français magazine, Women Across Frontiers, the East Hampton Star, corporate annual reports like UBS and the END Fund, Future Stars and Hamptons Marathon magazine, as well as on numerous websites.
Saskia has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. She is fluent in French and Dutch, and conversational in Spanish and German. Her passion for global adventure has enriched her appreciation for and understanding of disparate cultures.