EXPERIENCE            ProPublica, Visuals Editor, 2021...
As a strategic systems-thinker, I am an interdisciplinary photo editor, art director, and entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience leveraging photography, illustration, animation, collage, audio, and video to build a more equitable and empathetic world by empowering the visual journalists and artists who connect us all through storytelling.

Currently, I do that as a visuals editor at ProPublica, a nonprofit digital-first investigative newsroom, where I collaborate across the organization to drive real world impact by synthesizing complex and often abstract information into clearly digestible and emotionally resonant storytelling experiences for our readers with an emphasis on documentary photography and editorial illustration. I also lead the visual strategy for our joint investigative unit with the Texas Tribune. As a photo editor, I have also worked for National Geographic, Newsweek, The Intercept, among others.

Additionally, as co-founder of Diversify Photo, I have built a company that is transforming the visual media landscape through free resources for equitable hiring of BIPOC and nonwestern photographers and visual creators around the world. Through long term partnerships with Google, Fujifilm, Leica, Photoville, Getty Images, the Pulitzer Center, and more, our high six figures of annual revenue funds project grants and paid opportunities, as well as free professional development, community-building, mentorship, and more to enable not just our thousands of members but underrepresented photographers and visual creators at all levels to grow in their careers.

I have spoken at and coached workshops at Syracuse University, The University of Oregon, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Western Kentucky University. I have juried competitions for the Overseas Press Club, Getty Images, The Connecticut Art Directors Club, American Illustration - American Photography, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

My work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, Society for News Design, American Photography, American Illustration, and The Telly Awards.

I earned my M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University and my B.A. in Studio Arts from Trinity College. I was selected to attend the Eddie Adams Photography Workshop, am an alum of The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop and Western Kentucky University’s Multimedia Mountain Workshop, and completed a visual design course with General Assembly.

ProPublica, Visuals Editor, 2021 - Present
Co-Founder, Diversify Photo, 2017 - Present
Wise Media LLC, 2016 - 2021
    National Geographic, Contract Photo Editor, 2020 - 2021
    ProPublica, Contract Photo Editor and Producer, 2020
    BuzzFeed News, Contract Photo Editor, 2020
    Open Society Foundations/Photoville, Contract Project Manager, 2019
    The Intercept, Contract Photo Editor, 2019

    Handshake, Contract Art Director, 2019
    AARP, Contract Photo Editor, 2018 - 2019
    Alexia Foundation, Acting Director of Communications, 2018
    Newsweek, Contract Photo Editor, 2017
Lead Photo Editor, ViewFind, 2015 - 2016
Independent Photojournalist, 2011 - 2015
Multimedia Intern, The Victoria Advocate, 2012
Photo Intern, The Hartford Courant, 2012
Assistant, Shana Sureck Photography, 2011-2012
Intern, Jill Wachter Photography, 2010
Research Assistant, Coffey Consulting, LLC, 2008


2022    1st Place, Digital General News, NPPA Best of Photojournalism Picture Editing Division, "The Liberty Way": How Liberty University Discourages and Dismisses Students' Reports of Sexual Assaults" 
2022    Award of Excellence, Use of Photography, SND Best of Digital Design, "The Broken Front Line"
2022    Award of Excellence, Use of Animation, SND Best of Digital Design, "St. Jude Hoards Billions While Many of Its Families Drain Their Savings"
2022    Award of Excellence, Portfolio: Art Direction, SND Best of Digital Design, ProPublica Visuals Team Portfolio
2022    Award of Excellence, Use of Commissioned Illustration (Single), SND Best of Digital Design, "America's Food  Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It's Still Making People Sick."
2021    2nd Place, Digital Picture Editor of the Year - Team, NPPA Best of Photojournalism Picture Editing Division,  National Geographic
2021    Honorable Mention, Digital Feature Story, NPPA Best of Photojournalism Picture Editing Division, "In America's oldest active retirement community, joy endures through the pandemic"
2019    Gold, Telly Awards, Branded Content - General, Budget Under $100,000, "A Love Letter: Back to the Mara"
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"

2019    "Covering a Crisis: Media Representation of Overdose in America" exhibition
            Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
2018    "A New Gaze: Decolonizing American Photography" exhibition
             PDN PhotoPlus Expo, New York, NY
2018    "IN/VISIBLE" exhibition
              Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
2015    "Family. Life.” limited run photo book, interactive website, social media
2014    "Violent Times” e-book by Andrew Renneisen


2023    New York Portfolio Review
2023    American Photography
2022    New York Portfolio Review
2022    Women Photojournalists of Washington Portfolio Review
2022    Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Portfolio Review
2021    Women Photojournalists of Washington Portfolio Review
2021    New York Portfolio Review
2020    Women Photojournalists of Washington Portfolio Review
2019    ASMP Portfolio Reviews, Photoville, New York, NY
2019    American Photography Open
2019    The New School Portfolio Reviews, New York, NY
2019    The FENCE, United Photo Industries
2018    Getty Images Creative Bursary
2018    Northern Short Course Portfolio Reviews, Fairfax, VA
2017    Getty Images Creative Bursary
2017    Northern Short Course Portfolio Reviews, Fairfax, VA
2017    AI-AP, Latin American Fotografía 6
2016    SPJ of Western Washington, Passion Projects Grant
2016    NPPA Northern Short Course Portfolio Reviews, Iselin, NJ


2022    Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
2019    Fall Workshop, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
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


2020    Photo Bill of Rights, co-author
2019    "Photographing the Overdose Crisis," panel
            presented by United Photo Industries and Open Society Foundations, Photoville, Brooklyn, 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


M.S. in Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Andrea Wise | Photo Editor, Video Editor, Producer | NYC, NJ, NY

Andrea Wise works with brands, nonprofits, and editorial outlets to find strategic solutions for creative problems. With experience in project management, creative/art direction, photo/video production and editing, and curation, She is currently pursuing new opportunities to create physical and digital experiences that make people’s lives better. 240-401-3946 www.andreawise.com andrea@andreawise.com
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