Ariel Zambelich is a photo editor and freelance 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, earned a nomination for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass in 2009, 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, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Nobel Foundation, NatureBridge, The Stockton (CA) Record, Etiqueta Negra, M le magazine du Monde, and The FADER.

She is currently the senior photo editor for NPR Visuals, and formerly a photo editor for WIRED.

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


Current location: Washington, DC  

ariel.zambelich@gmail.com || azambelich@npr.org