Andrea Wise is visual communication and digital media expert working with artists, media outlets, tech startups, production companies, and brands to develop and deploy impactful narrative visual storytelling experiences.

As Co-Founder & Creative Director of Diversify Photo, she is a vocal advocate for inclusivity in the photography and journalism industries, and her own documentary practice is rooted in challenging representational histories and stereotypes in art and the media.


Wise Media, LLC, 2018 - Present
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Diversify Photo, 2017 - Present
Acting Director of Communications, Alexia Foundation, 2018 - Present
Board of Directors, NPPA, 2017 - 2018
Contributing Photo Editor, Newsweek, 2017
Lead Photo Editor, ViewFind, 2015 - 2016
Project Director, Family. Life, 2014 - 2015
Independent Photojournalist, 2011 - 2013
Multimedia Intern, The Victoria Advocate, 2012
Photo Intern, The Hartford Courant, 2012
Assistant, Shana Sureck Photography, 2011-2012
Intern, Jill Wachter Photography, 2010


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


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


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