Sydney 常娇 Walsh is a Chinese-American freelance photographer based in Florida. She is especially interested in stories about racial identity, cultural and ecological history, and Florida's natural environment. She is proficient in English and Spanish. Sydney holds a BFA in Photojournalism from Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at George Washington University. 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. She also enjoys experimenting with analog processes, taking her cat to the beach and making vegetarian dishes.
Selected Clients and Publications: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, NPR, AARP, Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, Lenscratch, among others.
Her work has been awarded and recognized by College Photographer of the Year, National Press Photographers Association, Women Photojournalists of Washington, Lenscratch, The Curious Society, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, American Institute of Graphic Arts, among others. She is a member of Diversify Photo, Asian American Journalists Association and National Press Photographers Association. Full CV.
Sydney is currently based in southeast Florida and available to travel for assignments and assisting. She is approximately:
15 minutes from West Palm Beach
1 hour from of Fort Lauderdale
1.5 hours from Miami
2 hours from Orlando
2 hours from Everglades National Park
2.5 hours from Daytona
3 hours from Fort Myers
4 hours from Tampa
4 hours from Jacksonville
5 hours from Key West
6 hours from Tallahassee