Photo by Arielle Bader
📍Available for assignments and assisting in South Florida
Email: sydneywalshphoto@gmail.com | Instagram: @sydneywalshphoto | To view resume click here

Sydney Walsh (常娇) is a visual storyteller who was born in Changsha, China and grew up in and is currently based in South Florida. She believes that photography is a vital medium that removes language barriers and universally personalizes history. As a human being, and a photographer, her work strives to be representative of the people she collaborates with in the midst of a world overflowing with misrepresentation. She uses photography to create records of light and tangible memories that are honest and intimate. Her work explores how culture, history and place affect personal identity throughout time. Raised by two chefs, a dancer for ten years and a musician for eight years she uses these experiences in her vision as a storyteller.
Her published work can be seen in Tampa Bay Times, The San Francisco ChronicleLenscratchAsAmNewsAsian American Journalists Association and more.​​​​​​​
Beginning in June 2022, she will be the Photography/Videography Intern at The Miami Herald.
Education
2022 - BFA in Photojournalism, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
Minor in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures & Art History and Fine Arts
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Experience
2022 - Photo / Video Intern, The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
2022- Freelance Photographer, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C..
2021-2022 - Assistant Photo Editor, The GW Hatchet, Washington, D.C.
2021 - Communications Intern, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, D.C.
2021 - Voices Fellow, Asian American Journalists Association, Remote
2021 - Nashman Summer Strong Associate, Honey W. Nashman Center, Washington, D.C
2019-2021 - Staff Photographer, The GW Hatchet, Washington, D.C.
2020 - Photojournalism Intern, AsAmNews, Remote
Awards and Recognitions
2021 - College Photographer of the Year, Bronze in Illustration
2021 - College Photographer of the Year, Award of Excellence in Illustration
2021 - Curious Society Gad Schuster Grant Recipient
2021 - NPPA Mentorship 2021-2022, Selected
2021 - NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest (Q2) 1st Place in Portrait and Illustration
2021 - NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest (Q2) 3rd Place in Picture Story
2021 - The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Nominee
2021 - AAJA Voices Fellow, Selected
2021 - Lenscratch Student Prize Top 26 to Watch, Selected
2021 - AAJA Getty Images Inclusion Scholarship, Finalist
2021 - NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest (Q1) 1st Place in Portrait and Illustration
2020 - Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII, Selected
2020 - AIGA Wordstudio Photography Honorable Mention
2020 - AIGA DC Design Continuum Scholarship Recipient
2018 - Raimondi Family Photography Scholarship Recipient
2017 - Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Award, 3rd Place Best Portfolio
2017 - Scholastic Art and Writing, Gold Key in Photography, Selected

Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 - NEXT 22 , Washington, D.C.
2021 - Women Photojournalists of Washington, Annual Juried Group Exhibition, Washington, D.C.
2021 - Life in Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL
2021 - NextGen 8.0, Rockville, MD
2020 - Stop Motion D.C., Washington, DC.

Publications
2022 - Revival, group zine, published by GWU NPPA
2022 - Our Voices Carry Over the Tall Grass, group zine, published by GWU NPPA
2021 - Deep Fried Film, group zine, published by Jumbo Shrimp Press
2021 - Pocketful of the Sunshine State, self-published photo zine
2021 - Capitol Letters, group publication
2021 - The Distance Between Us, group publication
2020 - If the sky falls, they shall have clouds for supper, group publication
2020 - Miles from D.C ., group publication
2020 - Moon Soaked, group publication, selected
2020 - Wooden Teeth Literary Magazine, group publication, selected
2019 - Wooden Teeth Literary Magazine, group publication, selected

Artist Talks
2022 - NEXT 180, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C.
2021 - NextGen 8.0, VisArts, Rockville, MD