📍Available for assignments and assisting in Miami and throughout Florida. Fluent in English and Spanish.
Sydney 常娇 Walsh is a visual storyteller born in Changsha, China, who grew up in and is currently based in South Florida. She believes photography is a vital medium that removes language barriers and universally personalizes history. As a human being and 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.
She is currently the Photo and Video Intern at Miami Herald. To view resume click here
2022 - BFA in Photojournalism, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
Minors in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures & Art History and Fine Arts
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Presidential Academic Scholarship
2022- - Present - Photo / Video Intern, 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, Nominated
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 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.
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 / Panels
2022 - NEXT 180 (Voted as Most Inspirational), Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, D.C.
2021 - NextGen 8.0, VisArts, Rockville, MD
2021 - ‘We need to tell our whole story’: A struggle to redefine the Asian American curriculum, Asian American Journalists Association VOICES, Remote
2021 - Continuing the Conversation: Covering AAPI Hate, National Press Photographers Association & Asian American Journalists Association, Remote
2021 - Present - The Everyday Projects, Co-founder of Everyday Florida
2020 - Present - Asian American Journalists Association, Member
2019 - Present - National Press Photographers Association, Member
2019 - 2022 - Women Photojournalists of Washington, Member