Andrea Ellen Reed is a multimedia artist that specializes in still photography, film directing, and soundscapes. Her work seeks to advance the multifaceted narratives that make the vibrant and resilient African American community thrive. Andrea began shooting reportage during her undergraduate studies at Howard University. She continued her artistic studies at the Academy of Art University where she received her MFA in Photography. Her unique vision for combining photographic stills and soundscapes in projects like The Streets Are Talkin’ blend a traditional medium with first person narratives that results in poignant and reflective exploration of the fight for racial equity. Andrea’s soulful storytelling is even more apparent in her film work as she delicately crafts narratives of which her subjects are the narrator. Her work as a photographic artist has championed the voices of BIPOC people in publications and organizations like the New York Times, the National Geographic Society, Vanity Fair, the Star Tribune, ESPN, the NCAA, The MN Historical Society, W Magazine, The United Way, Dove and more. Andrea’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been awarded with the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for excellence in film.
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