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.
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
JUDGING & REVIEWING
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