Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American visual journalist, documentary photographer, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. Inspired by her upbringing in California's Central Valley, Tulare, her work often centers on labor workers, culture, and migration throughout the US, Mexico, and Central America. By underlining community narratives, she seeks to provide meaningful and impactful work.
Zaydee is an International Women's Media Foundation grantee and a fellow at both USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She is a member of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists and a member of The National Press Photographers Association. She is trained in Hostile Environment and First Aid (HEFAT) through Vice Media/ACOS
In 2019, Zaydee's exhibition, "Tell Our Truth", documented the stories of Central Americans seeking asylum during the Trump administration at the U.S southern border. The exhibition toured Los Angeles public libraries for a year, bringing discussions 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 to highlighting the community of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California.
Zaydee is bilingual in Spanish and English.
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Talks & Workshops
Opinion Essay for NPPA. Sept. 13, 2022.
Encuentro Internacional Fotoperiodismo y Fotodocumental CHA JASPY. - Mexicali, Mexico. Nov.12, 2022
NPPA "Covering Immigration with Care." - Virtual Oct. 26, 2022
Ohio University SPJ "Documenting Under-represented Communities." - Virtual
NABJ&NAHJ Convention "Creating Your Own Space: a freelance photographers toolbox." and "Palabra how we did it: how to tackle ambitious projects." Las Vegas, Nevada. Aug.4, 2022.
Conecta Arizona "La Hora del Cafecito en la Radio." March 24, 2022
Woman in Photo - Virtual March 23, 2022.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS - 2020
August 11, 2020 - (NYC)
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