Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American visual storyteller, documentary photographer, and writer. Inspired by her upbringing in California's agricultural San Joaquin Valley, Tulare, her work is rooted in addressing the complexities of migration. With a focus on labor workers, gender, and displacement, she seeks to highlight under-reported communities and overlooked narratives to provide impactful work.

Zaydee is an International Women's Media Foundation grantee and a 2021 USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Fellow. She is trained in Hostile Environment and First Aid (HEFAT) through Vice Media/ACOS.


Zaydee 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. 

Her 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 to highlighting the community of Skid Row in Los Angeles, California. 


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

Contact -

WhatsApp (559) 331-2663

"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," - Z




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