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. 

Contact -

WhatsApp (559) 331-2663


Photo by Julia Kinkela



Al Jazeera

High Country News

National Geographic



NPR - The California Newsroom



Reportar Sin Meido

Washington Blade

Civil Eats

DAME Magazine

Inglewood Today

The Daily Chela



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

Oct.10, 2022

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.






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