Washington, DC, USA
Jason Andrew was raised in Alameda, California, a small coastal community in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with a BA in History from San Diego State University and attended the International Center of Photography in 2007 where he was the recipient of the Sandy Lugar scholarship.
Over the last 6 years, Jason’s work has focuses on small communities living along the fringes of society, people traditionally seen yet rarely heard. His current work has brought him to Nigeria where he’s been documenting Sand Miners in Lagos Nigeria to a small anti-poaching patrol trying to preserve some of Nigeria’s last remaining rainforest.
Since 2011, Jason has been documenting African football players in Turkey who were illegally trafficked into the country for his project “Black Diamonds.” This work was a finalist for the 2012 Oscar Barnack Award and won the PGB awards. He has continued to document the transition of the players’ lives as many have left the game, only leaving a few who continue to play.
Jason is currently working on a publication of this work that takes an empathetic look at the lives of these players in Turkey while integrating their online personalities into the work, a tale of twisted identities.
Jason lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Julie Hau and their daughter Anneliese. When not shooting, he can be found in the kitchen cooking or surfing when not back home in California.
2016 - American Photography 32, 2014 - American Photography 30, 2014 - KL International Photo Awards, 2013 - American Photography 29, 2013 - KL International Photo Awards, 2012 - Leica Oskar Barnack Awards, 2012 - PGB Awards, 2011 - Photo District News, 2011 - KL International Photo Awards, 2010 - Magenta Foundation, 2010 - Fuji Distinction Awards, 2009 - Magenta Foundation, 2008 - American Photography 24, 2008 - Eddie Adams Workshop XXI
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture
- Video editing