SELECTED CLIENTS / PUBLICATIONS

VICE News // The Wall Street Journal // The New York Times // NPR // TIME // New York Magazine // The Guardian // The Boston Globe // ESPN // The Marshall Project // Chalkbeat NY // The Brooklyn Paper // Slate // I-D // The Gothamist// Associated Press //Getty Images Moments // L’Oiel de la Photographie // Brooklyn Museum // Transportation Alternatives // S.O.S. Children’s Villages, Russia // French Embassy, NYC.

AWARDS | HONORS

2020

Lifesize Mourning for Vice News Tonight on HBO, Nominated NAMIC Awards
Shortlisted, Communication Arts Photography Awards
Chosen Winner, American Photography 36

2019

Finalist, Catchlight Visual Reporting Fellow

2018

Reveal Investigative Reporting Fellow, Class of 2018-19
10 Latino Photographers Documenting Underrepresented Communities
Finalist, Report for America

2016

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

2015   

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 GolonToni
Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University

2014   
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 CompeĢ, Philadelphia, PA

2013   
Scholarship, YART Photography Workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Finalist, New York Photo Awards, New York, NYNPPA Northern Short Course Scholarship Winner

EXHIBITIONS

2018
New York Newswomen Photo Auction

2015  
Getty Instagram Grant Exhibition, Photovile.
Brooklyn, NY. "The Aftermath," Superstorm Sandy group show, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ.

2014   
"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.

2013     
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.

2012     
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.

PRESENTATIONS | SCREENINGS

2019
Panelist "The Visual Newsroom," Double Exposure Film Festival. Washington, D.C.

2017
Panelist, "Working in Local Communities," Photoville. Brooklyn, NY.

2014   
"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.

EDUCATION

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

Photojournalism & Documentary Studies Program, International Center of Photography. 

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


Photojournalist: Cassandra Giraldo

Cassandra Giraldo is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a producer and camera operator at Vice News Tonight.
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