Dominique Hildebrand is a visual editor and storyteller. Currently, she is a photo editor at National Geographic with a focus on climate and environment stories. Dominique is also the co-chair of National Geographic’s LGBTQIA+ employee resource group. As an out and proud queer woman, she strives to ensure a safe and inclusive work environment so everyone can show up authentically as themselves every day.

Previously, Dominique was a Nat Geo photo editing intern and received her master’s degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a focus on multimedia, photography, and design. She received her bachelor's in photojournalism from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. 

In addition to photo editing, Dominique facilitates skills-based training on visual storytelling and educates and mentors both professional photographers and students through workshops and volunteer-based organizations. 

While not working for Nat Geo, Dominique spends time with her two cats or can be found out exploring.

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Photograph by Rebecca Hale and Mark Thiessen

Community Engagement


- Kranj Foto Fest Exhibition, 2023

- World Report Award|Documenting Humanity, 2023

- International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, 2022

- Indian Photo Festival International Photographer of the Year, 2022


- Indian Photo Festival workshop, 2020 + 2022

- Women Photograph Conservation Photography panel, 2020

- Women Focused workshop, leadership team, 2019

Portfolio Reviews: 

- New York Times Portfolio Reviews, 2023

- International Center of Photography, 2019 - 2022

- NPPA Northern Short Course, 2020 - 2022

- Indian Photo Festival, 2021

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