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.
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
JUDGING / SPEAKING / TEACHING
Juror, Getty Images Creative Bursary Group Conversation Mentor, Women Focus Portfolio Reviewer, Northern Short Course 2017
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