Director Biography – Rachel Bujalski (CONNECTED OFF THE GRID)

Rachel Bujalski is a documentary photographer and filmmaker specializing in long-form storytelling with a focus in highlighting the commonalities of humanity across age, gender, race, nationality, and socio-economic status.

When Rachel discovered she could live on a sailboat in Marina Del Rey in 2014, she jumped at the opportunity. What had started as a temporary home quickly turned into a three-year lifestyle and ignited her exploration of other alternative housing in California with photography and film.

Her work has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN, Vice, NPR, WIRED, and CNN among others. Her 2019 documentary work for ESPN’s ‘The Squad: E:60′ and article, ’44 Years, 41 Allegations’, won an Emmy for Best in Sports Journalism 2020. And in 2020, she was named one of The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and selected as one of Critical Mass’s Top 50 artists.

Director Statement

Rachel Bujalski started the Connected Off the Grid film in California, traveling through high desert, national forests, city marinas, coastal and mountain towns, and continues to highlight people who reside alternatively through her documentary work to inspire others to stay connected to the earth and their communities.

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