I am a 22-year-old photographer and student from Saint Paul, Minnesota. I nearly pursued a photography degree in New York City, but sometimes I believe fate, not just financial aid, swept in to save me from it. I spent two years at the Eastman School of Music studying vocal music education before ultimately choosing to major in French at the University of Rochester with minors in cognitive science and music & linguistics, all experiences which inform one another.

I have collegiate-level classical voice training, several years of advanced choral experience, and a combination of formal experience and self-taught proficiency on a handful of instruments. I have been photographing passion projects and freelance work since 2013, and completed a remote internship with Visual Studies Workshop in the summer of 2020.

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Education

  • University of Rochester, 2017-Present (B.A., French)
  • Eastman School of Music, 2018–2020 (Voice, Music Education – no degree)
  • The Winnebago Workshop with Alec Soth, 2016

Experience

  • Collections Intern, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY (remote – summer 2020)
  • Conservation Assistant, Sibley Music Library Bindery (February 2019-present)

Exhibitions

Publications

Nearness Project

PureNowhere

Uniquely Aligned

Rookie Magazine

Contact

I am available for portrait sessions and press kit photos, as well as some events!

For commission requests, questions, or just to get in touch, say hello by email!

zdadlez(at)gmail.com

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