Andrea Wise

Family. Life.

Project Director | 2014 - 2015

My role as steward of this international multi-platform project about family and its role in daily life was to oversee and drive all aspects of this project, corralling multiple teams to ensure the successful execution of this ambitious endeavor and completion of all project outcomes.

The primary outcomes of this project include an intimate 7x7 book with 112 images by student photographers from 32 schools in 14 countries and an interactive and responsive web platform designed by students at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, which has been awarded 1st Place American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA and 1st Place Mini-Site/Special Section by SSND.

Working closely with the tremendously talented Art Director and Designer Abby Legge, who led the design team, I personally selected and sequenced the images -- and wrote the forward -- for the book, and edited nearly 100 multimedia story submissions for final web publication on

7" x 7"  |  hardback with dust cover and bound with grey linen, silver foil-stamped title  |  super smooth, uncoated paper

I cannot thank enough Mike Davis, my advisor and mentor, whose idea to have students of photography recapture Edward Steichen's 1955 Family of Man was the genesis of this project, as well as our project partners, the Alexia FoundationPDNPhotoshelter, and ASMP, without whom this project would not have been possible.