Cassandra Giraldo is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently an associate producer at VICE News Tonight on HBO and a 2018-19 Investigative Fellow at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
While she loves the rush of a deadline and spot news, Giraldo is dedicated to working on long-form stories related to juvenile justice, mental health, education, and coming of age. For the past year, she's been co-producing and shooting "World of Hurt," an ongoing series for Vice News Tonight which highlights communities impacted by the opioid epidemic.Her work has been exhibited internationally and recognized by various photography organizations including Getty Images, Instagram, NPPA, American Photography, The New York Times Lens Review, and the Eddie Adams Workshop where she was awarded the Education Week award. Instagram added her to a list of Emerging Photojournalists in 2015 and she was named one of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers by Photo Boite in 2016.