Rachel Beth Anderson is a combination of savvy traveler, investigative journalist, and visual story teller who strives to ignite other’s passions with a keen eye and creative style.
Originally from North Dakota, Rachel’s cultural intuition coupled with her fearless enthusiasm have propelled her to bounce all over the globe capturing fascinating stories from behind a camera lens.
Currently based in Cairo, Egypt she focuses her skills on covering the fluid momentum throughout the region. During the Egypt revolution she worked as a videographer and field producer for PBS Frontline documentaries; “Gigi’s Revolution”, and “The Brothers”. Her photography during the uprising was printed in Elle, Marie Claire, The Pittsburgh Tribune, and The Greek Herald. The prints were also featured as web exclusives for PBS (“People Power”, “Celebration in Cairo”), MSNBC, and Al Jazeera.
Since arriving in Cairo in 2010 she has also assisted in launching and creating video pieces for the multi-media portion of Ahram Online, and successfully produced the first international series of the U.S. based non-profit event Open Show.
In February 2011 Rachel crossed into Libya on a job for HDNet TV where she found a unique story that needed to be told. The assigned job wrapped in a week, but she stayed to follow the movement of the revolution from the youth’s perspective. The revolution quickly changed into a war forcing many young men to face the front-lines, altering their lives forever. Rachel was there on the ground in Libya for the majority of the 8 months of the uprising closely documenting the changing of a country and of an entire generation. (Stayed tuned for further information on the upcoming film.)
Acquiring a Broadcast Journalism degree in 2007 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she had her first stint in Egypt on a Fulbright funded journalism program. She spent the remainder of her time in NE c0-producing “Breaking Down Barriers”, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award winning documentary, working in the long format unit for PBS Nebraska, and as media specialist for ANDRILL (an international climate research project focused on Antarctica).
Moving to San Francisco in 2009 Rachel was able to capitalize on her love of film and photography by producing content for ISHTA Productions while participating as a member of leading interactive technology and creative firm, Obscura Digital.
Rachel’s unique blend of passion for cutting edge multi-media, a documentarian’s eye, and an innate human curiosity create an unstoppable fresh perspective that resonates from the screen and the stories she captures.