Bio

Victoria Linssen in Bolivia

Victoria Linssen on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia

Victoria Linssen is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker whose mission is to tell conscious visual stories that uplift and inspire people to take better care of our world. She is a cum laude graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, CA and has Bachelor of Science degrees in Visual Journalism and Business Finance.

Linssen’s emphasis in her visual career has been in the nonprofit sector developing stories that bring awareness to worthwhile projects. She has produced and shot photography, documentary and multimedia projects for World Dance for Humanity, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, the Olohana Foundation, Eco Earth Enrichment and more.

Linssen is currently line producing and shooting the documentary, “5 Women: 4 Seasons” for Coyote Trails School of Nature in Ashland, OR. She has also edited on “Pump” and “Beautiful Nonsense” for Green Planet Productions, (winners of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary for “Fuel“) as well as worked on marketing strategy and sponsorship/distribution for Walk Your Talk Productions on Dulanie Ellis’s multiple award-winning film “Ground Operations: From Battlefields to Farmfields.”

Linssen’s still photography work won honorable mention in the Lucie Foundation’s 10-year anniversary of the International Photography Awards. She also won Semi-Finals for the Share the View photo contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver and was a finalist in the International Portrait category for the Federation of European Photographers contest. She has been published widely in the Ojai Valley News. Her work has also been published on Week in Pictures (a collaboration between the Brooks Institute and National Press Photographer’s Association.)

Prior to her photography and documentary career, Linssen was an advertising executive developing cross-channel digital marketing strategies Fortune 500 and Nonprofit clients. She was honored with numerous awards during her long tenure in this career, including an appearance on CNN providing forecasts for the business travel sector. Examples of Linssen’s clients include:

Nonprofit Clients: American Red Cross, Operation Smile, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, World Vision, American Bible Society, plus a network of more than 100 rescue missions and food banks.

Corporate Clients: Alterna Hair Care, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, British Airways, Epson, Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa, JW. Marriott Hotel, Kraft Foods, Mead Johnson, Nestlé Foods, Procter and Gamble, Unilever

Linssen is a member of multiple photography and documentary film organizations, including:
American Society of Media Photographers
Editorial Photographers
International Documentary Association
National Press Photographers Association
North American Nature Photography Association
Women in Film
Women in Photography International

Linssen also volunteers with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and is a former board director of the nonprofit Friendly House.

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For more information or to book Victoria for an assignment, please email victoria@victorialinssen.com or call 310-663-6358.