Running Away Towards It All
Starr Sariego – 

Starr Sariego is a photographer currently living and working in Asheville, NC.  Starr spent most of her life in Miami, attending school, working for Pan Am then working in Human Resources before starting her family. Raising her kids, Chloe, 26 and Joseph, 28 are the most meaningful thing she has done in her life.

Starr’s work focuses on using photography for social change.  She is driven to tell stories of others that don’t show up in the collective community gaze.  Her past projects have featured women with disabilities and formerly incarcerated women.  Starr believes the subjects’ own stories along side portraits are powerful agents for change.

Her latest project in Asheville is making portraits featuring participants in an Oral Histories Project through the UNCA and Blue Ridge Pride.