Heidi de Marco is a multimedia journalist and documentary photographer based in Los Angeles, California.
Traveling since childhood, she became a photographer to share the way she viewed the world -- finding beauty in the human spirit even in the most tragic situations.
As a journalist she has documented civil unrest, poverty, health and humanitarian issues.
She is driven by a desire to connect with people and tell stories that provoke thought and challenge others to action. She seeks to create awareness through photography and film and reveal that no life is really ordinary.
She shoots primarily with Nikon DSLRs and has experience shooting and editing videos, photos and audio slideshows for news sites.
Heidi worked as managing editor for El Pueblo in Los Angeles prior to moving to India to complete a post-graduate program in multimedia journalism sponsored by the International Center for Journalists.
Most recently she shot and field produced a series of short documentaries and photographic essays about artisans in Guatemala supported by a social impact grant from Novica and National Geographic.
Heidi currently works as multimedia reporter and producer for Kaiser Health News (KHN) where she focuses on stories about health care and health policy.
Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Daily News, The Atlantic, USA Today, CNN Health, San Jose Mercury News, La Opinion and Univision.com, among others.