Sabine Ostinvil

Student

New York based photographer Sabine Ostinvil weaves her love for storytelling and photography through the intimate images she makes of her two younger brothers and friends. She and her mother emigrated from Haïti to the United States in 2005 and made their home in Philadelphia, PA. Now a young adult, Sabine lives in New York City where she studies Visual Arts at Columbia University.

Ostinvil spent her high school years honing her craft in the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s Teen Photo program, which lent cameras to the students for the entire academic year. She discovered her love for portrait photography during those formative years. Ostinvil was the 2019 Firecracker Photographic Grant Winner. Her work is also part of the MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora presents, In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity, which is a two-gallery exhibition of photographic work which explores the construct of Black masculinity through the eye of 55 women and non-binary photographers of African Descent.