Zackary Canepari is an American documentary photographer and filmmaker. After studying photography in Paris and San Francisco, Zack began his career in India in 2007, working as a photojournalist for editorial clients and non-profits. In 2009, he became a member of Panos Pictures in London.
In 2010, Canepari teamed with filmmaker Drea Cooper and launched California is a Place, a series of short documentary films about California. The films screened at international festivals including Sundance and IDFA and led to commercial film opportunities for companies like Apple and Toyota. Canepari and Cooper made a short documentary film series together, titled Robotica, for The New York Times. Their first feature documentary, T-Rex, about female boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, premiered at SXSW in March 2015 and was featured on PBS before the 2016 Olympics.
Zack is currently based in northern California and continues to work on both photography and film-based documentary projects.