Multimedia storyteller Sarah Fretwell looks deeper into the intersection of the environment, people, and business with one question: “What if the new bottom line was love?
Her award-winning work explores the lives of everyday people with extraordinary stories and creates the human connection that engages people on a personal level. Her work offers individuals a voice for justice, insight for solutions, and the human connection needed for international engagement. Some of her notable work and clients include the United Nations, USAID, The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, and Tara Expeditions Foundation.
She loves collaboration, working as a team, creating compelling stories, and living outside of the box. Some of her favorite past times include sipping on farmers market green juice, spiking her espresso with superfoods, surfing in Papua New Guinea, hitchhiking through remote jungles of Indonesia, biking Gibraltar peak in Santa Barbara, visiting with Syrian Refugee families in Southern Turkey, and road tripping through Banff Canada.
Current Location & Upcoming Travel
Uganda - April 5 - 20th
California - April 20 - 24th
French Polynesia/Tuamotus - April 25 - May 26th
Uganda - October 2023
World Bank Group, United Nations, USAID, USAID Indonesia, Tara Expeditions Foundation, The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes, Vitamin Angels, Beads of Esiteti, International Peace Initiatives, Parker Clay (virtual reality).
American Photo Magazine, Photo District News, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, LA Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated/ CNN online, Outside Magazine, Parker Clay, California Polytechnic Institute, Community Environmental Council, The Surfrider Foundation, Citrix Online, State Street Ballet, United Way, The Fund For Santa Barbara.
Sarah's TEDx Talk – Unreasonable Activism In Democratic Republic of Congo
The Road to Ted Interview Podcast
World Bank Group / BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes - video/photography
Permaculture Magazine - "Permagarden Refugees - Reversing Malnutrition in Refugee Camps"
African Women Rising - video/photography/design
Vitamin Angels - photography
Tara Expeditions - Tara Pacific - onboard correspondent
USAID Indonesia / Indonesian Clean Energy Development Program - video/photography/design
National Geographic Fulbright Digital Storytelling Fellowship - Semi-Finalist
International Peace Initiatives - Queen Hilda
Beads of Esiteti
Parker Clay - Virtual Reality
Syrian Refugees in Southern Turkey
Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Tara Expeditions - Tara Pacific
The Truth Told Project Soho Gallery Taipei Solo Exhibition
United Nations - photographer
USAID Clean Energy - video/photography/design
TEDx Skid Row – Unreasonable Activism In Democratic Republic of Congo
Featured by Photo District News - PDN is the largest magazine in photo industry worldwide "Facing a History of Violence"
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management - University of California Santa Barbara featured speaker
Invisible Children Blog features The Truth Told Project
My Modern Met features The Truth Told Project
TrendHunter.com – Literary War Zone Portraits online feature
Victims of War in the Congo Under The Camera Lens
Combat Survivor Portraits TrendHunter.com
TOMS shoes hosts – The Truth Told Project – TOMS headquarters in Los Angeles
Featured by Michigan State University Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
Palm Springs Photo Festival (PSPF) – Sarah Fretwell / The Truth Told Project featured afternoon lecturer. PSPF is a premier event in photo world of magazine editors, art curators, and journalists.
The Truth Told Project partners with STAND (Student – Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities) for a national speaking tour and exhibits in
2013 – 2014
The Truth Told Project is featured on their website as a part of their student action campaign - STAND
The Road to Ted Interview Podcast
USC - the University of Southern California featured speaker
SXSW Featured presenter
American Photo Feature Story - Portraits Document The Effects of Sexual Violence In The Congo
Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara - The Truth Told Project Installation
UCSB - University of California Santa Barbara featured speaker
Human Rights Watch Exhibition - Los Angeles
Jewish World Watch Exhibition - Los Angeles