Zara Katz

Zara Katz is a filmmaker and photo producer for editorial, documentary and branded content, specializing in crafting character-driven visual stories. She is currently the Photography Director at NBC News Digital. She has contributed work to The New York Times Lens blog, Time magazine, Medium, The Guardian U.S., Pop-Up Magazine and Lifetime/A+E Networks. She was the Senior Photography Producer on a global Getty Images/Dove campaign photographed by more than 100 women and non-binary photographers, which won the Silver Glass Lion at Cannes in 2019.

Katz is the co-director and producer of “A WOMAN ON THE OUTSIDE” a feature documentary that premiered at South By Southwest Film Festival in spring 2022. She co-created Everyday Incarceration, a collaborative Instagram feed looking at 40 years of mass incarceration in the United States. Katz holds a Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Zara Katz

Overpolicing Parents

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Each year, child protective services agencies inspect the homes of roughly 3.5 million children without a warrant. Only about 5% of these kids are ultimately found to have been physically or sexually abused.

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Women on the Outside

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This multi-media installation documents a Bridging the Gap van ride to Smithfield and Huntingdon prisons, offering a glimpse into the lives of this group of women on the outside trying to stay connected to loved ones behind bars.

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