Andrew Lichtenstein, a native of New York City, is a documentary photographer, journalist, and teacher who works on long term stories of social concern. Over the last two decades he has concentrated on photographing stories about social justice in America. As a working photographer and journalist, Andrew’s work on a wide variety of subjects has appeared in newspapers, magazines, web sites, and books. His photographs have been exhibited around the world, including shows in the UAE, China, Italy, France, and Germany. He has helped produce multimedia stories for MSNBC, NPR, and Slate. A partial list of publications he has worked for on editorial assignment would include Time, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, U.S. News and World Report, Die Zeit, Stern, Geo, Mother Jones, Atlantic Monthly, Life, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe, Texas Monthly, the New York Times, the New Republic and the Village Voice.Foundation and advertising clients have included the Opens Society Institute, Human Rights Watch, Vera Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sarah Lawrence College, Mt Sinai and the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the UMWA.In 2007, Charta published his first book, Never Coming Home. In 2015, his work was published as part of a photography collective in Facing Change: Documenting America, by Leah Bendavid-Val, Prestel, 2015. In 2017 West Virginia University Press published Marked, Unmarked, Remembered, A Geography of American Memory, a photographic monograph of selected historical sites across America, with an introduction by his brother, Alex Lichtenstein.
Andrew currently teaches photography at the International Center of Photography and the New School. He is working on collecting oral histories of influential Americans.