Salgu Wissmath

Salgu Wissmath

Salgu Wissmath is a nonbinary Korean American photographer from Sacramento, CA. They are currently a Hearst Photo Fellow at the San Antonio Express-News, and previously worked at The San Francisco Chronicle. They are dedicated to decolonizing visual storytelling by engaging in ethical storytelling by and for people of color and the queer community. Their personal work explores the intersections of mental health, queer identity, and faith from a conceptual documentary approach.

Salgu was recognized as AAJA’s 2022 Emerging Journalist of the Year and received the 2023 Curve Award for Emerging Journalists. They are a 2022 IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow, a 2021 California Arts Council Emerging Artist Fellow, and a recipient of a 2021 Puffin Foundation Grant. Their work has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, High Country News, Cal Matters, among others.

Salgu is the Communications Director for Diversify Photo, a core team member with Ethical Narrative, and a member of AAJA, NLGJA, TJA, Women Photograph, and Authority Collective.

Photo Credit: Kaitlin B. Owens

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Salgu Wissmath

Jun 132024

Deep Dive: “Trauma-informed Photography”

Trauma-informed photography is an opportunity to do better when working with people that have experienced trauma, and to acknowledge the emotional turmoil that can be drawn out in the photography process.

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Jun 222022

CRAFTING YOUR CAREER: “Build Your Own Collective”

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned professional, every photographer needs a community.

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