In this episode of reDefine we talk with food and travel photographer Penny de los Santos. We chatted in New York City one evening, and she shared with us how she makes hummus look sexy, and how exploding your life can be a fantastic career move. And, if you ever want to pack super, super lightly for the editorial assignment of your dreams, you are going to want to tune in to find out how.

About Penny de los Santos

Penny De Los Santos is an award-winning documentary photographer known for her sensitive and evocative photo essays and food, travel, and landscape photography.

Raised on the southern plains of Texas, she graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. Following a stint in New York and Dallas as a photography assistant, she worked for several small newspapers. After earning a master’s degree in visual communications from Ohio University, she was named 1998 College Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). De Los Santos was also a National Geographic photography intern.

In 2000 she was selected for the prestigious World Press Master Class in Amsterdam. She has also been a featured speaker at industry workshops and universities worldwide. Her clients include Saveur Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Time, Latina, and Texas Monthly.