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Ariana Drehsler is a photojournalist with a focus on social and political issues based in San Diego, California. Ariana has covered the Arab Spring, the rise and fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and the frontlines of Syria’s Civil War.
In 2019 she completed a series focusing on migrants at the U.S. – Mexican border, including migrants who have traveled through Central America and Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. She has also photographed stories relating to Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, and the 2020 US presidential election. Ariana is a graduate of the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design.
Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, NZZ, Vox, Bloomberg, The San Diego Union-Tribune, NPR, Vice Magazine, San Diego Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed News, KQED, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and others. She is HEFAT certified.
TALKS, AWARDS & INTERVIEWS
April 8, 2021 - Interview along with NYT National Immigration Correspondent Miriam Jordan on ABC News Nightline with Juju Chang "SUV crash carrying 25 migrants highlights danger, the desperation of crossing into the US."
November 16, 2020 - "Border Inhumanities: Reporting and Documenting," Speaker, Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, Webinar.
October 27, 2020 - First Place: Photography - Still: Feature - Serious Subject - “One Sunday in Friendship Park”, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Press Club 47th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards.
September 17, 2019 - "Points of Entry: Press Freedom at the US Border," Panelist, PEN America and Committee to Protect Journalists, Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design, Santa Monica, Ca.
March 27, 2019 - "Tracked! The U.S. Government’s Database on Journalists & Immigration Advocates," Panelist, NBC 7 and Telemundo 20, San Diego, Ca.