Adriana Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian documentary photographer currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work is largely focused on issues related to migration, religion, human rights, underrepresented communities and the violence resulting from the drug trade in Mexico, Central and South America.
As a documentary photographer, the core of her work is aimed at moving, challenging and connecting people through the stories she works on. She contributes regularly with the The New York Times, UNICEF and BuzzFeed News and her work has been widely published in outlets such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Stern, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El País, among others.
She is the recipient of a 2022 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award Citation, 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prize , a 2021 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Honorable Mention, a New York Press Club Award in Feature-Science Medicine and Technology in the Newspaper category for the article “Zika’s Legacy: Catastrophic Consequences of a Continuing Crisis (NY-2018) and a POY International (2019). She was a finalist for the Premio Gabo (2018) and received two Honorable Mentions at the Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2018).