Chandler West is a visual storyteller.
Hi, I'm Chandler! I started my visual storytelling journey as a photojournalist in Chicago. Photography was a way for me to learn about the world around me. I covered everything from local politics to music festivals to gun violence and the Ferguson protests. My photos have been featured by the Guardian, the Huffington Post, Vice, and the Wall Street Journal. I also shot marketing campaigns for CVS Pharmacy and Northwestern University.
After 5 years as a photojournalist, I was excited to apply my experiences as a shooter to being an editor. I really wanted to make an impact as an advocate for photographers and other storytellers. As a Photo Editor at Refinery29, I oversaw stories that resonated with millennial women and managed a roster of freelance photographers who could match Refinery29’s distinct visual style. I later shifted to politics as Photo Editor and Photographer for Hillary Clinton’s historic 2016 Presidential campaign.
Most recently, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, using storytelling to accelerate social change. I live with my girlfriend and our Shiba Inu. During my free time, I enjoy comic books and milkshakes.