Zachary Brien

Washington, DC 20006 ∙ (504) 481-2328∙



The George Washington University                                                                                                                     Washington, DC

Master of Arts in New Media Photojournalism                                                            May 2021


Loyola University New Orleans                                                                                       May 2016                     New Orleans, LA

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




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



George Washington University Hatchet

Washington, D.C.

Staff Photographer                                                                                                      Sept. 2019-May 2021

  • Shot photos on assignment for the student-run newspaper

Federal Reserve Board of Governors                                                                                             

Washington, D.C.

Photo Intern                                                                                                                  Dec. 2019-May 2021

  • 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



2010 - present

2010 - present