Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Adriana Zehbrauskas received a degree in Journalism and moved to Paris where she studied Linguistics at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She returned to Brazil and worked as a photographer for Folha de S. Paulo, the country’s leading daily.
As a documentary photographer based in Mexico City for the past 10 years she has covered issues related to the Mexican drug war, migration and religion. She works mainly in Mexico, Central and South America for the The New York Times. Her work has also been published in Leica Fotografie International, National Geographic Brasil, Vice, Du, Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,The Guardian and Le Monde, among others.
Adriana is one of three photographers profiled in the documentary “BeyondAssignment” (USA, 2011). The film features her “Tepito; Barrio Bravo” project, which saw her document one of Mexico’s most dangerous neighborhoods.
Her mobile photography was selected by Time Magazine as one of the “29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014.” Adriana was also a finalist for the New York Photo Awards in 2009 and 2010. The Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation awarded her an Art & Worship World Prize for her project on Faith in Brazil and Mexico.
She has taught with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico, India, Turkey, Argentina, Thailand, Bosnia, Guatemala and Indonesia. Adriana is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and will be a photo coach with Hidden Planet on our Mexico and Brazil expeditions.