Victoria Gabrielle Zegler was handed her first camera when she was 9 years-old, a loaded Pentax K1000, which she bundled up in her knapsack everyday.
Like a curious child, life presented her with the most interesting questions.
Photography for her was a road to the unknown, towards existence – it was both art and documentation and above all it was compassion. In May, Zegler graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a dedicated major in photojournalism and a minor in media design, production and technology. Peering beyond the surface of unfolding stories, Victoria creates photographs to provide her viewers with the opportunity to glimpse into the lives of ordinary people from different walks of life.
Zegler has traveled throughout the Midwest to document work as a volunteer for various non-profit organizations including the Live to Give Foundation, The Bottomless Toy Chest and Docufest: Music | Ambiance | Production. She has also had her photography published in her universities independent newspaper, Central Michigan Life, which she has spent three years serving as a staff photographer and now currently photo editor. Her goal in life is to continue to aspire as a visual journalist and travel to the far corners of the world to reveal the heart, and sometimes, heart wrenching truth of ordinary people and the personal struggles and triumphs they face across the globe.
about.me: Victoria Gabrielle Zegler
All photos copyright Victoria Zegler, Central Michigan Life (Mount Pleasant, Mich.), Musèe Magazine (New York, New York), The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant, Mich.), The Bottomless Toy Chest (Birmingham, Mich.), Live to Give Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) and Docufest: Music | Ambiance | Production (Lansing, Mich.)