About Andrea Star Reese

Andrea Star Reese is a photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York  currently photographing an ongoing project in areas of South East Asia and The United States.

In 2013, Disorder, a documentary reportage on conditions faced by Indonesians suffering from mental illness and undiagnosed mental disorders was exhibited and screened at Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan, and Angkor Photo Festival. Initially published in 2013 on Lightbox.time.com and featured earlier as a work in progress on New York Times Lens Blog, the essay documented Psychosocially disabled men and women living in homes, shelters, schools and hospitals. Disorder was a 2014 finalist for the Manual Rivera-Ortiz Grant and included in American Photography 28: Best pictures from 2011.

The Urban Cave, a multi-year project on long term unsheltered men and women living in makeshift housing in New York City was first exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 2010 where it was a Visa d’Or, Feature nominee. The project received the 2014 David Pike Award for Excellence in Journalism_Photography, and Best Social Documentary from The 2009 New York Photo Festival. The Urban Cave was awarded 2nd place from 2014 Kontinent Awards and in 2011a second place Fotovisura Award. Urban Cave was a finalist for the 2013 FotoEvidence book award and the 2011 POYI: World Understanding Award among other recognitions. Most recently Urban Cave was included in traveling exhibitions for FotoEvidence and ReGeneration 2 and exhibited at Theory of the Clouds Gallery, Kobe, Japan, and the 2013 Athens Photo Festival.

Disorder and The Urban Cave have been published internationally.

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.