Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American independent documentary photographer, storyteller, and visual journalist. Her focus is on the human cost of homelessness, the country’s abusive immigration system, and racial discrimination that persists in America.
Zaydee is a member of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists. (NAHJ) She is a regular contributor to Palabra, DAME Magazine, and Inglewood Today. She was a regular guest speaker for Los Angeles Talk Radio, "Uncommon Conversations," reporting on her experience documenting the US/Mexico border in 2018 during the Central American Caravan's arrival in Tijuana, Mexico.
Ms. Sanchez's exhibition, "Tell Our Truth," - stories of migrants seeking asylum during the Trump administration, toured the city of Los Angeles for a year bringing the conversation to various neighborhoods of what was happening in their backyards.
Ms. Sanchez's photo documentation of people living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles's neighborhood, Skid Row, was recognized by Los Angeles City Council-member, Paul Koretz. That same year in 2019, The Commission on the Status of Women honored Ms. Sanchez as one of the Pioneer Women of the Year for her devotion to bringing a voice to the community of Skid Row, her volunteer work, and her dedication to empowering women.
Zaydee is bilingual, Spanish and English. She resides in Los Angeles.
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EXHIBITIONS - 2020
August 11, 2020 - (NYC)
October 24, 2020 - (LA)
EXHIBITIONS - 2019
"Tell Our Truth" US/Mexico Border
February 16, 2019 - Los Angeles Memorial Library exhibit
March 8, 2019 - Los Angeles City Hall exhibit
April 11, 2019 - Open Show Pasadena exhibit
April 26, 2019 - Los Angeles Jose Drudis Baida Art Gallery exhibit
May 18th, 2019 Los Angeles Central Library
July 27th, 2019 Los Angeles Tribal Cafe
October 1, 2019 - Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit at the Mid-Valley Regional Library
November 2, 2019 - Closing reception for Los Angeles Mid-Valley Regional Library
After ten years of living in the city of Los Angeles, I proudly call myself an Angeleno. But I am originally from California's San Joaquin Valley, Tulare. I spent my childhood running around in the country, watching sunsets, loving the smell of manure, and frequently visiting my favorite place in the world, Yosemite. Through my work, I hope to do justice to the stories of the people who allow me to photograph them. And ultimately, to shift the dial, even just a bit, for change.