Santiago Mejia

Journalism and Photography in San Francisco, California

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Santiago Mejia is a Mexican-American photographer based in San Francisco, California.

He will join theNew York Timesthis summer, as part of theThomas Morgan Visual Journalism Internship in Photography.

Mejia is also selected for the upcoming Newseum Institute's Chips Quinn Scholars Program, an intense one-week multimedia training workshop in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2012, Mejia joined City College of San Francisco's student-run newspaper, The Guardsman, as a photographer. He quickly moved up the ranks, becoming the paper's editor in chief in 2014.

In 2015, Mejia spent six months with the San Francisco Chronicle as a photo intern. His assignments ranged from breaking news and sports to portrait and food photography.

The day after his internship ended, he was on a plane to Tucson, Arizona for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

During the institute, Mejia photographed Rosa Robles, an undocumented mother who took sanctuary at a local church following a deportation order.

The National Press Photographers Association awarded him first place for his photo story on Robles.

He is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the Sports Shooter community.

  • Work
    • Freelance News Photographer
  • Education
    • City College of San Francisco