Sydney Combs is a multimedia journalist focusing on tradition, history, and how people make sense of the world.

For the last several years she was a digital producer, photo editor, and writer at National Geographic for the History and Culture team. Previously, she worked at The Washington Post as a copy aide and at The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting as a reporting fellow and production intern. Currently, she is editing a 25-episode micro documentary series she directed about a Burmese-Thai resistance rap group in northern Thailand.

She was also a 2017 NeXt Doc Fellow with Youth FX, a program supporting emerging documentary filmmakers.

She is currently based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Listen to an interview with her on the People Create podcast.



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