Tasha Van Zandt is an international film director, photographer, and cinematographer that has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries around the globe and to every continent. Her work have been commissioned by numerous international publications and exhibited around the world. She is a creator of cross-media projects for many of the world’s leading brands and works with clients such as National Geographic, NBA, ThirdLove, Google, Apple, New York Times Journeys, The Guardian, Adobe and Airbnb, among numerous others.
Van Zandt is currently directing a feature documentary film, After Antarctica, with one of National Geographic’s most legendary explorers.
From a young age, Van Zandt has been exploring the world from behind the lens, soaking up every bit of knowledge she could get her hands on, learning the ins and outs of photography and filmmaking firsthand. A consummate explorer, her insatiable quest for shaping worldviews through storytelling brings a vitality and delicate urgency to all of her work. She has traveled the globe on assignments such as documenting Buddhist monks on the Thai-Myanmar border, researching the effects of coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef, traversing the Negev by camel while documenting unrecognized bedouin villages, surveying UXOs in Laos, among many others.
Throughout the year, Tasha works for National Geographic Expeditions as a photography and filmmaking instructor where she leads educational expeditions throughout Australia, Iceland, Tanzania and Japan. Recently, she collaborated with the artist, JR, to document his San Francisco Mural Project which will be opening later this year at the SFMOMA.