Zaydee Sanchez is a Mexican-American visual storyteller, documentary photographer, and writer. Inspired by her upbringing in Tulare, in California’s agricultural San Joaquin Valley, her work is rooted in addressing the complexities of migration. With a focus on workers, gender, and displacement, she seeks to tell impactful, meaningful stories. Her work has been published in Al Jazeera, NPR, High Country News, palabra and more.
Her exhibition, “Tell Our Truth”, documented the stories of migrants seeking asylum during the Trump administration. 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 devotion to documenting and highlighting the Skid Row community in Los Angeles.