Zack Canepari is an independent photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary and editorial projects. He studied photography in Paris at the SPEOS Photographic Institute and later entered the Masters Program at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
His photographic career began in 2003 shooting portraiture for American culture magazines like XLR8R, RIDES, and SF Guardian, and he has since worked for The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, TIME Magazine and The Chicago Tribune in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico, China, Eastern Europe, and Nigeria.
In 2009, Zack and filmmaker Drea Cooper created California is a Place, a series of short documentaries about the state, which featured as part of the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontiers section and was nominated for the IDFA DocLab award for Digital Storytelling.
As a director, his clients include K-Swiss, RayBans, Adidas, Toyota, Chevy and NPR.
In collaboration with Panos Pictures and the World Photography Organisation (WPO), Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassadors present a nine-month social documentary initiative called ‘FutureofCities’~~In collaboration with Panos Pictures and the World Photography Organisation (WPO), Sony’s Global Imaging Ambassadors (SGIA) present a nine-month social documentary initiative called FutureofCities.
Invisible on Google Maps, the community of Joppa is like so many other thousands of little towns across the vastness of the USA…~~ Zack Canepari was commissioned by Habitat for Humanity, an international housing charity, to photograph one of their projects near Dallas, Texas in 2010.