MEET BECCA

I have been studying photography since 2009 and working professionally since 2011. I spent almost a decade traveling the world (while documenting it all) until coming home to Philadelphia to launch my career full time as a freelance visual storyteller. In 2018, I earned a graduate certificate in Documentary Studies from the Salt Institute at Maine College of Art with a focus in photography and filmmaking. I have worked with institutions such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY News, Sundance Film Festival, and National Public Radio as both a photographer and videographer.

MY WORK

I bring my training as a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker to every project and assignment. I am available for hire for photography and videography projects in journalism, documentary, live music, concerts, events, festivals, portraiture, travel, and more. In addition to shooting, I also accept projects as a photo and video editor.

You can find my wedding work at beccahayduweddings.com

Headshot by Miguel Mendoza

Working with me

"Becca is extremely professional, patient, creative, and collaborative. Working on a small team with low capacity, I deeply appreciated Becca's willingness to deliver high-quality products while accommodating our budget needs. Her intuition and clear communication will put any nonprofit communicator's stressed-out mind at ease!"

- Sophia Har, Communications Manager, ActionAid USA

Education

Cinematography workshop with Rashid Zakat. Scribe Video Center. Philadelphia, PA. 2019.

Graduate Certificate in Visual Storytelling (Documentary Photography and Short Film). Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art. Portland, ME. 2018.

"Style and Evidence" workshop with Stephen Ferry. International Center of Photography, New York, NY. 2017.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. 2012-2016.

"Photography and intervention in public spaces" workshop with Adela Goldbard. f2 Estación Visual, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. 2015.

Pre-college Program, Photography. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 2009.

Select Clients

  • ActionAid USA
  • Bates College
  • ITV News (UK)
  • National Public Radio
  • ¡Presente! Media Collective
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Scribe Video Center
  • Sundance Institute & Film Festival
  • WHYY Philadelphia

Awards

Kathryn W. Davis Foundation Projects for Peace. Awarded to Centro Cultural RealizArte community center and arts programming in Yaxkukul, Yucatán, Mexico. 2015.

Exhibitions

HERspace Women's Art Festival. Philly Art Collective Gallery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2019.

Delve. Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Portland, Maine. December 2018.

Mujeres en Resistencia. Café Momento, Mérida, Yucatán, México. April 2017.

Jats'uts Kuxtal. Ethel H. Blum Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine. May 2016.

Jats'uts Kuxtal. Mérida, Yucatán, México. March 2016.

you and I and the ocean. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. November 2014.

Por los caminos del Mayab. Café Momoto, Mérida, Yucatán, México. June 2014.

Press

MEMBER OF

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Freelance Photographer and Videographer in Philadelphia

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