Andrew (b. 1987) is a documentary photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist based between his native Canada and adopted Brazil.
Following a four-year stint in the Canadian army and two years backpacking Southeast Asia, which ended in a near death experience on the Mekong River, Andrew discovered visual storytelling as a tool for understanding and engaging with the world. After studying photojournalism and working as a stringer for Canadian newspapers in the Greater Toronto Area, Andrew based himself in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 where he began several longterm documentary projects while teaching English and freelancing for local and international press and NGOs.
Andrew is interested in stories that reflect the consequences of neoliberalism, people and communities resisting atomization, commercialization, economic and environmental exploitation and those offering alternatives. Through his work, Andrew seeks to explore urgent issues that are relevant beyond borders or the immediate news cycle. His editorial work has been published with the Toronto Star, O Estadão and Mongabay, among others, while NGO clients include Amazon Watch and the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB). In addition to being exhibited publicly both in Canada and Brazil, Andrew's work has been recognized by the International Photography Awards and the News Photographer's Association of Canada.
Andrew is a native English speaker as well as being fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.