Ariel Zambelich is a freelance photo editor and photojournalist based in Washington, DC. A Los Angeles native, she graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism. She attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2008, was nominated for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass in 2009, received an honorable mention in Magenta's Flash Forward in 2010, and attended the Kalish Workshop for photo editing in 2012.

Her clients include the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Vice, Huck Magazine (UK), WIRED + WIRED Japan, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Nobel Foundation, NatureBridge, The Stockton (CA) Record, Etiqueta Negra, M le magazine du Monde, and The FADER.

She was most recently the Supervising Editor of Photography + Art Director for NPR Visuals, and previously a photo editor for WIRED. She also spent several years co-directing a documentary photography gallery in San Francisco.

Ariel is a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Press Photographers Association, and the American Society of Media Photographers. She is also on the board of Women Photograph.

She is available for freelance work throughout DC and the greater United States.


Current location: Washington, DC  

Upcoming travel: SF Bay Area + Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 15-23