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 Zachary Brien

2020 F St NW Apartment 503, Washington, DC 20006 ∙ (504) 481-2328∙



The George Washington University                                                                                                                                   Washington, DC

Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism                                                                                      May 2021 (Expected)


Loyola University New Orleans                                                                                                                                              New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications; Minor in New Orleans Studies                                              May 2016




Photography, Digital Photography, Photojournalism, Documentary Photography, Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Film Photography, Studio Lighting, Videography, Journalism, Writing, Social Media, Interviewing, Image Filing, Image Archiving, Team Work, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Suite, and Photo Mechanic



Federal Reserve Board of                                                                                                                 Washington, D.C.

Photo Intern                                                                                                                                     Dec. 2019-Present

  • Photographed employees, press conferences and promotional photos

  • Edited and organized both current and archival images 



Freelance Photographer/Videographer                                                                                       May 2016-Present

  • Photographed and filmed for both private and corporate clients

  • These included head shots, weddings, events and portraits

  • Corporate clients include the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, Tulane University, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Sun Belt Athletic Conference, Educare NOLA and more


NOLA Messenger                                                                                                                        New Orleans, LA                                                                                                                                               

Photojournalist and Reporter                                                                                                        Nov. 2013-Dec. 2020

  • Wrote stories, photographed and filmed in specific neighborhoods in New Orleans

  • Responsible for placing stories on their Wordpress site, tagging and posting appropriately to maximize traffic to the story

  • Live-tweeted breaking news like elections or emergencies


The New Orleans Advocate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New Orleans, LA               

Freelance Photojournalist                                                                                                     Mar. 2015-Jun. 2019

  • Photographed on tight deadlines in and around New Orleans

  • Edited, captioned and submitted on a tight deadline for print


National Football League                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 New Orleans, LA                

Live Content Correspondent                                                                                                Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Shot photos, DSLR video and vertical cellphone video at games to be posted in real time and post-game on the NFL, individual team and players’ social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat


Loyola University New Orleans – The Maroon                                                                                                               New Orleans, LA  

Photo Editor, Senior Staff Photographer                                                                                                                           Mar. 2013-May 2016

  • Photographed events on campus and around New Orleans

  • Organized and edited photos for publication, held weekly photographer meetings

  • On staff when the paper won the Pacemaker Award in 2014

2010 - present

2010 - present

Zach Brien Photography -- 504-481-2328 -- -- All images and text © Zach Brien 2019-2020