Sydney Combs is a multimedia journalist focusing on tradition, history, and how people make sense of the world. She specializes in mobile-first, episodic documentaries.

For the last several years she was a photo editor, digital producer, 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 partaking in a fellowship with the Henry Luce Foundation where she created a 20-episode documentary about a Burmese-Thai rap group in northern Thailand.

She is also a NeXt Doc fellow with Youth FX, a program supporting emerging documentary filmmakers.

She is currently based in Louisville, Kentucky.



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