TASHA VAN ZANDT
Tasha Van Zandt is an international film director, photographer and cinematographer who has traveled on assignment around the globe and to all seven continents. Her work have been commissioned by numerous international publications and exhibited worldwide. She is a creator of cross-media projects for many of the world's leading brands and works with clients such as National Geographic, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, Google, Adobe, Airbnb, among many others.
Her work has led her on assignments such as documenting Buddhist monks on the Thai-Myanmar border, researching the effects of coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef, traversing the Negev by camel while documenting unrecognized bedouin villages, surveying UXOs in Laos, among many others. Throughout the year Tasha works for National Geographic Expeditions as a Filmmaking and Photography Instructor where she leads educational expeditions throughout Australia, Iceland, Tanzania and Japan.
Recently, she collaborated with the renowned artist JR to document the creation of TIME Magazine’s Guns in America cover and traveled throughout the country documenting varied perspectives on gun violence from local communities. In February 2019, Tasha’s work was featured in TIME Magazine’s Optimists issue which was guest edited by filmmaker Ava Duvernay. Her film, The Making Of A Fresco, offers a unique look into the creation of the San Francisco Mural Project and will be exhibited later this year also in collaboration with the artist JR.
Currently, Tasha is directing the feature-length documentary, After Antarctica, which follows the life of one of National Geographic's most celebrated polar explorer's, Will Steger. Throughout her work, Tasha is dedicated to capturing stories that foster empathy and using her lens as a tool to build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding.