Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American visual storyteller, documentary photographer, and writer. Her work focuses on human rights issues such as migration, displacement, labor workers, and gender.
Zaydee is an International Women's Media Foundation grantee and a 2021 USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalist Fellow.
She is a member of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and a member of The National Press Photographers Association. Her work has been published on NPR, KCRW, Palabra, CalMatters, and DAME Magazine. Zaydee was a regular guest speaker for Los Angeles Talk Radio, "Uncommon Conversations", reporting on her documentation of the US/Mexico border in 2018 during the Central American Caravan's arrival in Tijuana, Mexico.
Ms. Sanchez's exhibition, "Tell Our Truth", documents the stories of migrants seeking asylum during the Trump administration, toured Los Angeles public libraries for a year bringing the conversation to various neighborhoods around the county.
In 2019, The Commission on the Status of Women honored Zaydee as one of the Pioneer Women of the Year for her documentation and devotion in highlighting the community of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California.
Zaydee is bilingual, Spanish and English. She resides in Los Angeles.
EXHIBITIONS - 2020
August 11, 2020 - (NYC)
October 24, 2020 - (LA)
2019 EXHIBITION - "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 more than 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.