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 Telly Awards, The National Press Photographers Association, 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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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
    Trix Magazine, Contract Photo Editor, 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
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
Research Assistant, Coffey Consulting, LLC, 2008

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


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

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
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