Andrea Wise is visual communication and digital media specialist working with artists, media outlets, tech startups, production companies, and brands to develop and deploy impactful narrative visual storytelling experiences. She brings a decade of experience in photography and documentary filmmaking to help her clients define and refine their editorial voice, establish visual standards for digital storytelling, develop content strategies, and produce compelling human-interest photography and video content for digital channels.
As Co-Founder & Creative Director of Diversify Photo, she advocates for greater representation of marginalized groups in the photography industry by creating resources for art directors and photo editors to find and hire photographers of color working across journalism, fashion, and advertising, and by partnering with organizations to develop opportunities to elevate and amplify the voices of photographers of color.
Andrea's clients and publications include Newsweek, The New York Times, ESPN, AARP, The Alexia Foundation, The Univerity of Oxford, The University of Hartford, The University of Oslo, The Hartford Courant, News Photographer Magazine among others. She has juried competitions for Getty Images, The FENCE, AI-AP, and she has spoken and led photography and filmmaking workshops at Syracuse University, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Western Kentucky University, The University of Oregon, and Trinity College. Her work has been recognized by National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, iTunes, The Student Academy Awards, Open Show NYC, Graphic Design USA.
She is an alum of Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXVI and the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop and holds a M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University and a B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts from Trinity College.
2018 Open Show NYC #26, “Hysteria,” Brooklyn, NY 2017 Honorable Mention, Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, “Hysteria” 2017 New York Portfolio Review, New York, NY 2016 Semi-Finalist, Student Academy Awards, "55 Days" 2016 Best New App in News, iTunes, "ViewFind" 2016 American Web Design Award, Graphic Design USA, "Family. Life." 2016 1st Place, Mini-Site/Special Section, SSND, "Family. Life." 2013 Bronze, Interpretative Project, 71st CPOY, "RETURNED" 2013 Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXVI
2012 1st Place, General News, NPPA Clip Contest, "There She Is"
2018 "A New Gaze: Decolonizing American Photography" exhibition PDN PhotoPlus Expo, New York, NY 2018 "IN/VISIBLE" exhibition by Diversify Photo & United Photo Industries PhotoVille, Brooklyn, NY 2015 "Family. Life.” limited run photo book, interactive website, social media 2014 "Violent Times” e-book by Andrew Renneisen
JUDGING & REVIEWING
2019 The FENCE, United Photo Industries 2018 Getty Images Creative Bursary 2018 Northern Short Course, Fairfax, VA 2017 Getty Images Creative Bursary 2017 Northern Short Course, Fairfax, VA 2017 AI-AP, Latin American Fotografía 6 2016 SPJ of Western Washington, Passion Projects Grant 2016 NPPA Northern Short Course, Iselin, NJ
2018 Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 2018 Women Focus, The Newseum, Washington, DC 2017 Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 2016 Mountain Workshops, Western Kentucky University, Paducah, KY 2016 Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 2016 StoryArc Cinematic Journalism Workshop, University of Oregon, Portland, OR 2015 Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
2018 "A New Gaze: Decolonizing American Photography,” panel PDN PhotoPlus Expo, New York, NY 2018 "Up Your Insta Game,” workshop Syracuse University, Fall Workshop, Syracuse, NY 2018 "Connecting with Culture,” panel presented by Leica, PhotoVille, Brooklyn, NY 2018 "A Celebration of Black Women in Photojournalism,” panel Adorama, New York, NY 2018 "How Should Legacy Media Confront Their Racist Past?" publication News Photographer Magazine 2018 "These Photographers Are Ensuring That Diversity Becomes More Than an Industry Trend,” press, Artsy 2017 "Photographers, Men in Authority, and Sexual Harassment,” press Photo District News 2017 "The Lit List is Recognizing the Photographers the Industry Overlooks.” press Format Magazine 2017 "Playing God in Post,” presentation NPPA Northern Short Course, Fairfax, VA 2016 "Strategies for Sensitive Visual Storytelling,” panel presented by The Photo Brigade, Adorama, New York, NY 2016 "You Do You: Charting Your Course in Photojournalism and Beyond,” presentation Western Kentucky University, Mountain Workshops, Paducah, KY 2015 "RETURNED: Portraits of People Deported to Brava, Cape Verde,” publication University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, Border Criminologies 2015 "The Wretched Face of Forced Immobility,” press University of Oslo, Department of Social Anthropology
2015 M.S. in Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 2011 B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut