In 2013 Sarah Barker was joint Winner of Tap Gallery’s Out of my Pocket mobile phone competition and winner of its People’s Choice Award.  Sarah's mobile phone photo portrait, "Jon after swimming", was a finalist in the 2014 DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.

A selection of this work was exhibited in association with Head On Photo Festival at Gauge Gallery from 20 May - 1 June 2014.

Sarah's mobile phone photograph, "Green Space", was included in Lensculture's selection 21st Century Street Photography: 250 New Examples in November 2015.

In 2016 Sarah was a finalist in the Head On Mobile Prize (Australia) and the MPA's Shadow Stories exhibiting at 16 Mile Arts in Canada.  Sarah's mobile phone photograph "Redfern Landscape" was selected as a finalist in the 2017 CLIP Award for Landscape Photography.