Instagram of the Week: Photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas Gives a Voice to the Anonymous

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Who: Adriana Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian born journalist and photographer who is now based in Mexico City. Her award-winning work has been featured in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, and various international publications. Her most recent winning project focuses on the families and community of the group of 43 students that went missing last year in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

Why You Should Follow: Zehbrauskas is a passionate woman who strives to give voices to the unheard through her photography. Her work is based around the people of Mexico and other South American countries. One of her stand out projects was also her documentation of cities around Mexico that are home to large Black Mexican communities. She says of why she has a passion for documenting, “The lives of anonymous people, stories that connect us all as humans but we don’t always have the time, opportunity, or even, I dare say, interest to listen or see…I believe photojournalism is a bridge, a powerful tool to connect minds and hearts, to bring distant places close, to connect lives and bring opportunities for discovery and change.”

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