Photo by  Ysa Perez

Photo by Ysa Perez


I am a journalist, cinematographer, and producer that specializes in vérité, news, and issue-based documentary filmmaking. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Mother Jones, and The Guardian, and I have worked as a documentary cinematographer for shows and networks such as National Geographic “Explorer,” VICE News Tonight on HBO, PBS Newshour, CBSN Originals, CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC. I also write print journalism occasionally.

My job has taken me to over a dozen countries, including Haiti, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kenya, and Burundi, often juggling multiple roles as a producer, cinematographer, and print journalist. Domestically, I have covered the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the mental health crisis inside Cook County Jail in Chicago, the events following Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, and border and immigration stories all over the Americas. I covered the early months of the 2016 primaries, the Trump campaign, and since the inauguration, have captured the current political environment for a variety of networks and organizations. I’m interested in the intersection of justice and issues like immigration, policing, crime and criminality, environment, and labor. Whether working in video as a cinematographer or producer, or as a print journalist, I am a sensitive, empathetic, and inquisitive storyteller — nimble, hard-working, and quick on my feet, with a solid sense of narrative and news.

I am a member of the Frontline Freelance Register and was hostile-environment certified in 2016. I studied Journalism and Film at the New School in Manhattan. When I’m not working, I like surfing, climbing, reading, and watching Seinfeld.