1957 · United States
American photographer Andrew Moore (born 1957) carved his place in the art world making large format color photographs. Andrew Moore's photography series — typically taken over the course of many years —capture the effect of time on natural and man-made landscapes. Andrew Moore's photography follows locales from Cuba to Russia and the United States, including slices of cities like Detroit and New York as well as broader regions including the High Plains and American South. Andrew Moore's photography take a documentary-style approach to the craft makes his work feel like a mixture of equal parts journalism and art. Andrew Moore currently teaches a graduate seminar in the MFA Photography Video and Related Media program at New York City's School of Visual Arts.
First learning how to burn and dodge as a child in an attic darkroom his father built, artist Andrew Moore developed an early interest in photography and later enrolled at Princeton University in 1975. At Princeton, his independent major focused on photography, leading him to study under photographer Emmet Gowin. Andrew Moore also worked alongside visiting artists Frederick Sommer, Jim Dow and Joel Meyerowitz before graduating summa cum laude in 1979. Twenty-two years later, Andrew Moore returned to Princeton University as Lecturer in the Council of Humanities and Program in the Visual Arts until 2010. Andrew Moore's photography is also credited for inspiring and initiating the university's first course in Digital Photography.
Photographer Andrew Moore's documentary approach earned his photography essays treasured space in more than 70 instances in dozens of magazines and anthologies. His arresting series of the rising waters on Virginia's Tangier Island published in The New York Times Magazine (2016), further illustrating the grief of locals as global warming threatened to swallow their homes. Wisps of white cloud and curling orange flames meet in a neutral blue sky in Andrew Moore's photography series capturing fracking, alongside other grim photographs, in a 2016 publishing in The New York Review of Books. The Connecticut-born artist produced and photographed How to draw a bunny, a documentary about artist Ray Johnson; the feature won a Special Jury prize at the 2002 Sundance Festival, where it premiered. Additionally, Photographer Andrew Moore was recipient of 2014's John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
You can find Andrew Moore's photography for sale and on display at many prestigious institutions. Andrew Moore's photography has appeared at Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, J. Paul Getty Museum and countless galleries and museums across the U.S. Andrew Moore has also had solo exhibitions at Jackson Fine Art nine times since 2003.
Andrew Moore has published six photography books including works from the series, Cuba, Russia: Beyond Utopia, Detroit Disassembled, Dirt Meridian, and his newest book published in 2019 coinciding with his most recent series, Blue Alabama.