Sydney 常娇 Walsh is a Chinese-American visual storyteller based in New York, NY and New Jersey. Her work often combines documentary, photojournalism and fine art photography. She is especially interested in topics related to identity, cultural and ecological history, and stories connected to her home state of Florida.
Currently, she is the Network Photographer for National Audubon Society where she documents the non-profit's conservation work, environmental advocacy and educational programs across the U.S. and internationally. She also contributes to their quarterly editorial magazine, photographing feature stories.
She is also available for freelance assignments locally and nationally.
Previously, she worked at the Miami Herald as a Photo and Video Intern where she photographed, filmed and produced video for news, features, politics, sports, and long-form projects, including an opinion piece that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Sydney holds a BFA in Photojournalism from Corcoran School of the Arts + Design at George Washington University, where she was a Photo Editor for The GW Hatchet newspaper and served as Projects Chair for GW's chapter of National Press Photographers Association. She is an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII and the AAJA Voices Fellowship.
She is an active member of Diversify Photo and the Asian American Journalists Association. She also enjoys experimenting with analog processes, taking her cat to the beach and making vegetarian dishes.
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. Full CV.
Languages: English, Spanish
Recent Clients and Publications: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, NBC, AARP, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, among others.