Andrea Wise is an independent creative strategist working with artists, media outlets, tech startups, production companies, and brands to develop and deploy impactful narrative visual storytelling experiences.

As Co-Founder of Diversify Photo and National Secretary of the National Press Photographers Association, 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.

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Co-Founder, Diversify Photo, 2017 - Present
Secretary, National Press Photographers Association, 2018 - Present
Board of Directors, National Press Photographers Association, 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, Hartford, 2012
Assistant, Shana Sureck Photography, 2011-2012
Multimedia Student, The Mountain Workshops, 2011
Intern, Jill Wachter Photography, 2010
Research Assistant, Coffey Consulting LLC, 2009



Juror, Getty Images Creative Bursary
Group Conversation Mentor, Women Focus
Portfolio Reviewer, Northern Short Course 


Juror, Getty Images Creative Bursary
Juror, AI-AP, Latin American Fotografía 6
Photography & Video Coach, Syracuse University, Fall Workshop
Guest Speaker, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Speaker, Northern Short Course
Portfolio Reviewer, Northern Short Course


Photo Coach, Western Kentucky University, Mountain Workshops
Juror, SPJ Western Washington, Passion Projects Grant
Photography & Video Coach, Syracuse University, Fall Workshop
Portfolio Reviewer, NPPA Northern Short Course
Production Coach, University of Oregon, Cinematic Journalism Workshop


Guest Speaker, Trinity College
Photography & Video Coach, Syracuse University, Fall Workshop



Honorable Mention, Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, “Hysteria”
Selected for New York Portfolio Review


Semi-Finalist, Student Academy Awards, "55 Days"
Best New App, iTunes, "ViewFind"
American Web Design Award, Graphic Design USA, "Family. Life."
1st Place, Mini-Site/Special Section, SSND, "Family. Life."


Bronze, Interpretative Project, 71st CPOY, "RETURNED"
Selected for Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXVI


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