Andrea Wise is a Visuals Editor at ProPublica and Co-Founder of Diversify Photo. She was previously a Contract Photo Editor on the History & Culture desk at National Geographic. Her other clients have included Newsweek, BuzzFeed News, The Intercept, Open Society Foundations, among others. Her work has been recognized by The Society of News Design, The National Press Photographers Association, The Telly Awards, College Photographer of the Year, and The Student Academy Awards.
Andrea earned her M.S. in Photography from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and her B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and is an alum of the Eddie Adams, Kalish, and Mountain Workshops.
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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
JUDGING & REVIEWING
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
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
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
2015 M.S. in Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 2011 B.A. with Honors in Studio Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut