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Lifesize Mourning for Vice News Tonight on HBO, Nominated NAMIC Vision Awards

Shortlisted, Communication Arts Photography Awards

Chosen Winner, American Photography 36


Finalist, Catchlight Visual Reporting Fellow


Reveal Investigative Reporting Fellow, Class of 2018-19

10 Latino Photographers Documenting Underrepresented Communities

Finalist, Report for America


Winner, LOOK3 Festival Scholarship for Emerging Photographers sponsored by PhotoShelter

National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) Bob Baxter Scholarship 

Elaine Exton Scholarship in Advanced Education Reporting, Columbia Journalism School

Selected Participant, New York Times Portfolio Review

Chosen Winner, American Photography 32

Photo Boite | 30 Under 30 Women Photographers


Shortlisted, Lucie Emerging Scholarship

Instagram list of Emerging Photojournalists

Eddie Adams Workshop Student EAW28 & Education Week Award Recipient

Finalist, Getty Images Instagram Grant for "The After School Project" 

Chosen Winner, American Photography 31

Scholarship Recipient, FotoVisura Editing Workshop with MaryAnne Golon

Toni Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University


PWNY Full-Scholarship Recipient, Workshop with VII Photographer Stefano De Luigi in Paris, France

Selected Participant, Photography Expanded Lab 2, hosted by the Magnum Foundation

Honorable Mention, FotoVisura Spotlight GrantSelected Portfolio, "The Gentle Punks"

CENTER, Review Santa Fe 100Selected Portfolio

New York Times Portfolio Review“Mother For Hire” project finalist

Photo Philanthropy Activist AwardSelected Photographer, Onward Compé, Philadelphia, PA


Scholarship, YART Photography Workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia

Finalist, New York Photo Awards, New York, NYNPPA Northern Short Course Scholarship Winner



New York Newswomen Photo Auction


Getty Instagram Grant Exhibition, Photovile

Brooklyn, NY. "The Aftermath," Superstorm Sandy group show, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ


"The GentlePunks, 555 Gallery, South Boston

FotoVisura Spotlight Exhibition, Brisbane POWERHOUSE, Australia

Onward Compé 2014, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New York Photo Awards, POWERHOUSE Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn

For and About Sandy Group Show, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY.Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, Governors Island, NY

ICP Alumni Show,Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao China

"Multipli - City,” Multimedia Presentation, New Holland Island, St. Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to Rockaway, Solo Show, New America Gallery, New York City

SANDY: Devastation, Document, Drive, POWERHOUSEArena, Dumbo,Brooklyn.Strike

Anywhere, International Center of Photography Education Gallery: New York, NY.


Occupy! ICP Pop-up Show, Governors Island: New York, NY

Occupy Wall Street as Captured by Photojournalists, South Street Seaport Museum: NY, NY

My Truth, Your Truth, ICP Education Gallery: New York, NY



Panelist "The Visual Newsroom," Double Exposure Film Festival. Washington, D.C.


Panelist, "Working in Local Communities," Photoville. Brooklyn, NY.


"The Gentle Punks" selected for SLIDELUCK XVIII at Photoville

"Mother for Hire" selected for SLIDELUCK Staten Island “Women’s Work”

Open Show NYC, Selected Presenter, "The Gentle Punks." Brooklyn, NY.


2017, M.S. in Investigative Journalism, Columbia University Journalism School 

2012, Photojournalism & Documentary Studies Program, International Center of Photography

2011, BA International Affairs & French, Skidmore College. Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors in International Affairs & French, Phi Beta Kappa, Periclean Honors Society

Cassandra Giraldo

Cassandra Giraldo is an award-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles.
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