• Agence France Presse (AFP)

  • Baltimore Sun

  • Boston Globe

  • CARE International

  • Children's Service Council

  • Daily Mail | Daily Mail TV

  • ​Der Spiegel

  • Human Rights Council

  • Human Rights Campaigns

  • HuffPo

  • Indulge Magazine

  • Israeli Tennis Association

  • Kravis Center

  • LA Times

  • LUXE Magazine

LECTURES & TEACHING 

  • National Geographic Student Expeditions’ photography instructor and team leader for French and Swiss Alps expedition, 2019

  • The New York Times Student Journey program journalism instructor regarding rural healthcare and development in the Peruvian Andes,  2018

  • National Geographic Student Expeditions’ video production instructor and team leader for French and Swiss Alps expedition, 2018

  • PBS NewsHour Grantee - lecturing at Miami-Dade high schools about multimedia and storytelling, 2016-2017

  • The New York Times Student Journey journalism instructor of the “50 Years Of Political Conflict” trip in Colombia, 2017

  • Lecture at the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, during the United Nations COP20. Lectured on my experiences reporting in the Amazon Jungle and in the Andes Mountains and the current state of climate change and its effects in those regions, 2014

  • Case study on operations management and projections of Giorgio Armani S.p.A. within fashion industry and projections presented at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), 2012 

EXHIBITION

  • Images exhibited at ‘The Show’ in West Palm Beach, Florida, 2017

  • Solo exhibition of ‘Equine I” photo series at the Sean Rush Atelier during the U.S. Polo Open Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida,  2016

  • “Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change” exhibition at Pancho Fierro Municipal Gallery of Art, in Lima, Peru, leading up to the United Nations COP20, 2014

  • “Visions and Voices” FlyIns exhibition, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2009

  • “Visions and Voices” FlyIns exhibition, Gainesville, Florida, 2009

 

NOTABLE AWARDS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & MORE

  • Jury for  Southern California California Journalism Awards by the Los Angeles Press Club 2019

  • Jury for Best of Indiana Awards by Society of Professional Journalists 2019

  • Associate Chair of National Press Photographers Association for Southeast United States, 2019

  • First Place in the Charlie Awards by Florida Magazine Association  - Best Advertorial, 2018 

  • Associate Chair of National Press Photographers Association for Southeast United States, 2018

  • PBS NewsHour Grantee - lecturing at Miami-Dade high schools about multimedia and storytelling, 2016-2017

  • Leader of National Press Photographers Association for the Miami area, 2016

  • “Photo of the Day” by Stern Magazine, Germany, 2014

  • CARE International Travel Grant to Madre de Dios region of the Amazon Jungle and Multiple regions within the Andes Mountain range, 2014

  • Editor’s Choice – Florida Bride Magazine, 2013

  • Editor’s Choice – Florida Bride Magazine, 2012

  • Webby Award in "News" category by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, 2011

  • Nearly a full-ride scholarship granted by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and the Jewish Federation, 2010-2011

  • “Photo of the Week” by the Religion News Service, 2010

  • Karl and Madira Bickel Assistantship Recipient, 2009

  • Florida FlyIns Travel Grant with Pulitzer Prize winner John Kaplan, 2009

  • Ambassador of the Year by the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications Ambassadors, 2009

  • Florida Medallion Scholars Scholarship - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, 2005-2009

  • Maltz Theatre

  • Medill School of Journalism

  • Melanoma Foundation

  • Miami Herald

  • National Geographic Student Expeditions

  • National Public Radio

  • New York Times Student Journeys

  • PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab

  • Plaid Zebra

  • Stern Magazine

  • Sun Sentinel

  • United Way

  • VICE Media

  • Wall Street Journal

CLIENT LIST

Zak is a multimedia reporter and educator with 10 years experience in the news-making industry and has worked in dozens of countries and territories. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and New York University with a B.S. in Journalism, specialization in photojournalism and Latin American studies, and a M.S. in Tech and Project Management.

Zak is currently the Associate Regional Chair for the Southeastern United States of the National Press Photographers Association. His work can be viewed in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Daily Mail, The Miami Herald, CARE International, Vice Media and others. In the past year, he has covered stories ranging from the migrant caravans in Mexico for The Daily Mail to LGBTQ+ topics for VICE. During the summer he leads educational expeditions for The New York Times and National Geographic across South America and Europe.

Previously, Zak worked as a news editor and reporter at the Corbis Corporation and the African Refugee Development Center in Tel Aviv. At Corbis he oversaw various activities at Splash News and Demotix News. Demotix was honored at The Webby Awards in the News Category during Zak's time as a news editor at the organization. 

©2019 by Zak Bennett

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