Andrew Moore is an American photographer and filmmaker recognized for his large- scale architectural and landscape photographs that function as documentary and narrative tools of journalism. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Harper’s Magazine, Wired and his video work has been shown on PBS as well as MTV.
Moore was born in Old Greenwich, Connecticut in 1957. His parents supported his interest in photography, building a darkroom for him in their attic. In 1979, Moore graduated with a degree in photography from Princeton University. After a brief period of working as a commercial photographer, he moved to New Orleans where he worked on his first body of work which focused on the city’s disagreeing commercial district. During the next decades he worked on similar projects in various cities around the world, focusing on their city’s remains and transitions including places such as New York, Cuba, post-Soviet Russia, Detroit and small towns in the American west.
Today, Moore teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has won numerous awards and grants for his work including the Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2014.