Zenfolio | Debra Saye Photography | About

I began my professional life as a software engineer in the Midwest. While I always had an interest in art and dabbled in sketches and watercolor, I found my focus in life with photography. I am a self-taught photographer with an interest in photographing the artistic and elemental aspects of the world around me, with a particular emphasis on people and their political movements.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 "Contemporary Protest: Occupy", Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2012 "Occupy Oakland Documentary Portraits", La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA

Group Exhibitions

2014 "4th Annual PAA 2014", PhotoAnnualAwards, Teplice, Czech Republic (Honorable Mention)
2014 "Art & Democracy V", Visual Artists Guild, Santa Monica, CA (juried)

2014 "Out of the Fringes", Paolo Mejia Gallery, Oakland, CA (juried)
2013 "Featuring the Eye of:", Aspect Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 "A Mass of Volces: The Need to Breathe", Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Oakland, CA (juried)
2012 "26th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition", Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Emeryville, CA (juried)
2012 "Occup~Eye: Soulful 'Occupy' Portraits", Aspect Gallery/Aspect 1000, San Francisco, CA
2012 "You Are Beautiful", Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2012 "Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay", 510Arts, East Bay, CA (juried)


2014 F–Stop Magazine, “Open Theme Group Exhibition (Chinatown)”, June, 2014
2013 Posi+tive Magazine, "Chinatown, San Francisco", December 4, 2013
2013 Times Quotidian, "San Francisco Chinatown Up Close", March 10, 2013