andre Lambertson

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.He creates award-winning photo essays on social issues for magazines, books, foundations, advocacy organizations, and art museums such as (Time, US News and World Report, Life, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Ford Foundation, The George Sorros Foundation , The International Center Of Photography,The Smithsonian Museum) He became a Contract Photographer for Time Magazine in 1998. He has been a faculty member for the International Center of Photography’s Photojournalism Department for the past six years, and has also taught at The Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked teaching photography to documentary teams from Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Congo to help people tell their own stories.He has taught photography to children at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with the Rwanda Project in Africa as well as Boys and Girls Harbor, photo programs in East Harlem that helps at -risk youth re-envision their lives through photography. His work has been featured in newspapers including The Baltimore Sun where he was a staff photographer, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Village Voice. Lambertson’s magazine work includes National Geographic, Life, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times, U.S. News & World Report, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Fortune. Recent book publications include, A Day in The Life of Africa, A Day in The Life of The Military, America 24/7, and the upcoming “No Child Is Somebody Else’s Child” a compelling book of photographs of youth and adults from innovative grassroots mentoring and after school programs for at-risk youth around America. He recently finished a book project on gifted Black and Latino youth scholars around America called: "I Have Risen."

Lambertson has received four Picture of the Year Awards, The World Press Photo Award, and The OSI George Soros Media Fellowship., and most recently the Pulitzer Center Media grant for work on child soldiers in West Africa. His work has been most recently exhibited at the International Center of Photography, The Smithsonian, The Corcoran Gallery, The Darkroom , In New Orleans and Perpignan, where he was given a special award by Visa Pour L’Image.

His most significant body of work, “Ashes,” is a study of juvenile violence in America. Other recent projects include Junta Rations, a documentary about sexual slavery in Sierra Leone, Ausungate, a documentary about the spirit of an Andean peak, and the people who live, work, and worship there, and “Scream in the Jungle” a documentary about the lives of Greenpeace workers, and “Guardians of the Earth”, a look at inspirational people around the planet. He recently completed shooting " Skydancer" a look at a renowned female Lama living in the remote Himalayan plateau. He recently shot a documentary film about the UN mission in Haiti and is currently shooting a documentary called "The Whole Gritty City" about music and marching bands helping stem street violence against youth in New Orleans. Lambertson is dedicated to documenting people whose lives or situations allow them no voice with the hope and the belief that his pictures may speak for them. “Guardians Of The Earth” is a project that was born from witnessing such intense chaos and pain in our world, and realizing that people need to see light and hope during these days as well.

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