Adriana Zehbrauskas

Country: Brazil 🇧🇷

Adriana Zehbrauskas was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After receiving a degree in Journalism she moved to Paris where she studied Linguistics and Phonetics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. After returning to Brazil, she worked as a staff photographer for Folha de S. Paulo, traveling extensively throughout the country and abroad.

As a free-lancer documentary photographer based in Mexico City for the past 10 years she has extensively covered issues related to the Mexican drug war, migration and religion. She works mainly in Mexico, Central and South America and contributes regularly with the The New York Times, UNICEF, BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg and The Washington Post.
Her work has also been featured in Leica Fotografie International, National Geographic Brasil, Vice, Du, Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Le Monde, among others. She’s represented by Polaris Images in NY.

Adriana is one of the three photographers profiled in the documentary “Beyond Assignment” (USA, 2011).The film was produced by The Knight Center for International Media and the Universi-ty of Miami and features her “Tepito; Barrio Bravo” project. This work was also published as an ebook by Cristal de Luz, a Mexican digital publishing house focusing in Mexican contemporary photography.

She’s one of the recipients of the Getty Images Instagram Grant in 2015 for her mobile photography work documenting under represented communities. Her mobile photography work was also selected by Time Magazine for the “29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014”; she was the recipient of the Troféu Mulher Imprensa (photojournalist newspaper/magazine) 2012; her project on Faith in Brazil and Mexico was awarded a Art & Worship World Prize by the Niavaran Ar-tistic Creation Foundation.

Adriana is an instructor with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop since 2008 and was one of the masters on the first World Press Photo Latin America Master Class (Mexico, 2015).