Brooklyn, New York
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Cassandra Giraldo is an independent photojournalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has spent the last three years taking on daily assignment work in New York City where she works regularly for outlets including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among others.
She graduated from Skidmore College in 2011 with a BA in International Affairs and French after which she completed the Photojournalism & Documentary Studies Program at the International Center of Photography in 2012. She is currently pursuing her masters degree at Columbia Journalism School's Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism where she hopes to specialize in education reporting.
She speaks French and is working to improve her family's native language, Spanish. She is also trained in battlefield first aid after a Hostile Environments and First Aid Training Course with Global Journalist Security (GJS).
While she loves the rush of a deadline and the hustle involved in a good spot-news stakeout, protest, or parade, Cassandra is also dedicated to working on long-form stories relating to youth counter-culture and issues of coming of age in a globalized world.
When she's not on assignment, you'll most likely find her on the streets of Downtown Brooklyn documenting youth after school for her Instagram project @afterschoolproject.
2016 - Finalist, Lucie Emerging Scholarship, 2016 - Photo Boite's 30 Under 30 Women Photographers , 2016 - Chosen Winner, American Photography 32, 2015 - Eddie Adams Workshop , 2015 - Finalist Getty Images Instagram Grant, 2015 - Chosen Winner, American Photography 31, 2016 - Selected Participant , 2016 - Scholarship Winner, 2016 - Scholarship Winner, 2016 - Scholarship Winner
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing