After ten years of living in the city of Los Angeles, I proudly call myself an Angeleno. But I am originally from California's San Quaquine 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. Growing up twenty minutes from Delano, where Cesar Chavez began his fight for our farmworkers, was an inspiration as a young girl and I believe it is what has led me to become a photojournalist. Being a brown girl of immigrant parents in America, the stories are endless. 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.
Zaydee is a graduate of The Los Angeles Center for Photography and earned her B.F.A. at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
In March 2019, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz honored Ms.Sanchez for her work at the Southern U.S. border as Pioneer Woman of the Year.
The Commission on the Status of Women honors Ms. Zaydee Sanchez for her devotion in bringing a voice to the community of Skid Row, her volunteer work, and dedication to empowering women.
Los Angeles Library Guild
Zaydee is a regular guest speaker on L.A Talk Radio’s Uncommon Conversations with host Maryam Zar.
"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