Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American visual storyteller, documentary photographer, and writer. Her work focuses on human rights issues, 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. Zaydee is trained in Hostile Environment and First Aid (HEFAT) through Vice Media/ACOS.


She is a member of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and a member of The National Press Photographers Association. 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", documented 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. 


  • Al Jazeera

  • National Geographic

  • Palabra 

  • KCRW

  • NPR


  • CalMatters

  • Reportar Sin Meido

  • Washington Blade

  • Civil Eats

  • DAME Magazine

  • Inglewood Today

  • The Daily Chela





International Center of Photography - "Global Images for Global Crisis"

(Virtual Exhibition)

August 11, 2020 -  (NYC)

"The Connected World" - Los Angeles Center of Photography

(Virtual Exhibition)

October 24, 2020 - (LA)

2019 SOLO 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. I believe journalism is a public service and strive for impactful change through my work.