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Briana Sanchez

Austin American-Statesman

Director of Photography

Briana Sanchez is a visual journalist based in Austin, Texas. She is currently the Director of Photography at the Austin American-Statesman, previously a photojournalist at the El Paso Times. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelors in journalism and is a Chips Quinn scholar. Sanchez spent the first few years of her career working as a photojournalist at small dailies in Minnesota. She then moved to South Dakota and spent time covering indigenous issues, daily news and high school and college sports.

In 2019, Sanchez got the opportunity to head back home to El Paso where she worked as a photojournalist at the El Paso Times covering the border. Currently, Sanchez now lives in Austin and leads the photo team at the Austin American-Statesman who was recently recognized as Pulitzer Prize finalists for their Uvalde mass shooting coverage.

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