Andre Lambertson is a New York-based photojournalist, teacher, and filmmaker committed to documenting stories of hope, healing, and transformation. He creates award-winning photo essays on social issues for magazines, books, foundations, advocacy organizations and museums including Time, US News & World Report, Life, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, The Ford Foundation, The George Soros Foundation and The Smithsonian Museum. His work has also been published in the books "A Day in The Life of Africa," "A Day in The Life of The Military," "America 24/7" and "RISE," a project on gifted Black and Latino youth.
Lambertson has taught at the International Center of Photography for the past six years. He has also taught photography to children at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as former child soldiers in West Africa, to aid in their transformation and healing.
Lambertson has received four “Picture of the Year” Awards, the World Press Photo Award, the OSI George Soros Media Fellowship, and a Pulitzer Center grant for work on child soldiers in West Africa. His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery, the Darkroom 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 and Ausungate, a documentary about the spirit of an Andean peak, and the people who live, work, and worship there. Mr. Lambertson recently shot Skydancer, a film about a renowned female lama living in a remote Himalayan plateau, and also worked on a documentary about the UN mission in Haiti last year. He is currently shooting a documentary called The Whole Gritty City, about marching bands that help stem street violence against youth in New Orleans.