Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American independent documentary photographer, storyteller, and visual journalist. Her work focuses on human rights, displacement, and housing.

Zaydee is a 2021 USC-Annenberg Health Journalist fellow, where she is documenting California's indigenous farmworkers.

 

She is a member of the National Association for Hispanic JournalistsShe is a contributor to Palabra, DAME Magazine, and Inglewood Today. Zaydee 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", 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, Los Angeles City Council-member, Paul Koretz and 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, her volunteer work, and her dedication to empowering women.

 

 

Zaydee is bilingual, Spanish and English. She resides in Los Angeles. 

EXHIBITIONS - 2020

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 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

 

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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.