TASHA VAN ZANDT
Tasha Van Zandt is an international director, photographer, and explorer that has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries around the globe and to every continent. Her work have been commissioned by numerous international publications and exhibited around the world. She is a creator of cross-media projects for many of the world's leading brands and has worked with clients such as National Geographic, Google, Apple, Adobe, Airbnb, Levi's, Tiny Atlas Quarterly among many others.
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. 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 Photography and Filmmaking Instructor where she leads educational expeditions throughout Australia, Iceland and Japan.
Tasha is currently directing a feature documentary with one of National Geographic's most legendary explorers about the first and last complete dogsled crossing of Antarctica. She is also working as a writer and director on an omnibus feature film produced by James Franco. Recently, she collaborated with the artist JR to document his San Francisco Mural Project which will be opening later this year at the SFMOMA. Tasha is currently based in California where she works as the founder of Catalyst, a female-driven production company.