Andrea Star Reese is a VISURA photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York, Seattle, and Jakarta.
Ms. Reese is an overall recipient of the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for two documentary works, DISORDER and URBAN CAVE. Photographs from both series will be exhibited at the Berlin Foto Biennale, October 2016.
Recent work includes:
DISORDER (2011-2016), a five-year documentary reportage on abuse against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia was first exhibited and screened at Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan, and Angkor Photo Festival in 2013. In 2016 Images from the essay were used by Human Rights Watch in the 2016 report LIVING IN HELL and as part of the Break The Chains Campaign against shackling.. Disorder was a 2014 finalist for the Manual Rivera-Ortiz Grant and included in American Photography 28: Best pictures from 2011.
URBAN CAVE (2007-2014), a seven-year documentary reportage on unsheltered men and women living underground in New York City was first exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 2010 where it was a Visa d’Or, Feature nominee. Most recently photographs from Urban Cave were exhibited at Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne and are part of the museum’s collection. The project received the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism_Photography, and Best Social Documentary from The 2009 New York Photo Festival. Urban Cave was awarded 2nd place from 2014 Kontinent Awards and in 2011, a second place Fotovisura Award. Urban Cave was a finalist for both the 2013 FotoEvidence book award and 2011 POYI: World Understanding Award among other recognitions. The series was included in several exhibitions for FotoEvidence and ReGeneration 2 and exhibited at Theory of the Clouds Gallery, Kobe, Japan, and the 2013 Athens Photo Festival.
The Urban Cave Photo Book, edited by Alison Morley was published in 2015 by FotoEvidence.
Ms Reese began her career as a filmmaker in 1983 and transitioned to Photojournalism/Documentary Photography in 2007. On staff at the International Center of Photography School, and a tutor at the 2013 Angkor Photo Festival Workshop, Andrea Star Reese is a 2010 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a reGeneration2 photographer.
Images from Disorder and Urban Cave have received wide International coverage in print, wire, and media publishing.
Published credits include:Al Jazeera, AJ+, CNN, CNN.com, Sidney Morning Herald, BBC News Alerts, The Guardian, Time.com, Huffington Post, El Dario, Goteborgs Posten, Irish Examiner, El CIUdadano, Feature Shoot, Business Insider, Lightbox.time.com, Vogue.It, Kompas, Jakarta Post, Media Indonesia, Neue Zucher Zeitung, Le Monde, Liberation, New York Times Lens Blog, Alternatives Internationales, Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, The Fader, Le Loop, NPR, Fiasco.
Andrea Star Reese
Grants/Awards2016 Overall Recipient 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award_Disorder
David Pike Excellance in Journalism Award, photography category_ Urban Cave
2nd place Kontinent Awards _ Urban Cave
Finalist Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Award _Disorder
Finalist Fotoevidence Book Award
American Photography 28: Best pictures from 2011_ (Disorder work in progress)
Honorable Mention International Photo Awards_(Disorder, as work in progress)
Honorable Mention International Photography Award_Merapi’s Breath
Finalist Picture of the Year World Understanding The Urban Cave
Included as part of AnthropoGraphia
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography
2nd place fotovisura award
Nominated Visa d’or Feature
Invited reGeneration2: Tomorrows Photographers Today
3 Hon. Mentions International Photo Awards
Finalist Magnum Expressions Award
Best Social Documentary New York Photo Awards
Honorable Mention Camera Club New York
Les Visas de L’ANI
Visa Pour L’Image_Disorder
Angkor Photo Festival_Disorder
Athens Photo Festival_The Urban Cave
FotoEvidence exhibition 7Gallery, Brooklyn_The Urban Cave
Theory of the Clouds Gallery Kobe Japan _The Urban Cave
Angkor Photo Festival _Indonesia project ( Disorder as a work in progress)
Doc11, Oslo, Norway_The Urban Cave
Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France_The Urban Cave
Angkor Photo Festival_The Urban Cave
Images10, Vevey, Switzerland_The Urban Cave
Scoop, Angers, France_The Urban Cave
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation projection, Arles_ Disorder2014-2015
reGeneration2, traveling Exhibition_The Urban Cave
Theory of the Clouds Gallery Kobe Japan _The Urban Cave
FotoEvidence_The Urban Cave
AnthropoGraphia_The Urban Cave
Loop, Rome, Italy_The Urban Cave
reGeneration2, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne_The Urban Cave
New York Photo Festival_The Urban Cave
Camera Club. New York_The Urban Cave
Les Visas de l’ANI, le Bar Floreal, Paris, France_The Urban Cave
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyap, China_The Urban Cave
Musee de l’Elysee:Photographs from the series: The Urban Cave
here is ny : a democracy of photographs
The Urban Cave: A photobook published by Foto Evidence_ IN PROGRESS
reGeneration2: Tomorrows‘ Photographers Today under Musee d l’Elysee)_more upon request
Business Insider,Vogue.it, Lightbox.time.com, Media Indonesia, Psychology matters.asia, Neue Zucher Zeitung, Le Monde, Liberation, New York Times Lens Blog, Alternatives Internationales, Feature Shoot, Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, The Fader, Le Loop, Photo Magazine, Images Magazine, , L’Itinerant_, NPR, Fiasco, British Journal of Photography, Visura Magazine, Waterstone Review,
Employment current and recent past
2008-present Andrea Star Reese, photojournalist based in New York,
2013 - present Freelance Archieval Pigment Printer
2013 - present Tutor Angkor PhotoFestival Workshop
2011 – present International Center of Photography staff, Digital Media Lab
2002-2003 here is ny, a democracy of photographs project director, editor
Prior to2007 A Star Reese Productions videographer/filmmaker