Andre D. Wagner (b. 1986) is an African-American artist and photographer born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a 2010 graduate of Buena Vista University with a BA in Social Work, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Wagner's photography explores and chronicles the poetic and lyrical nuances of daily life; using city streets, people, public transportation, and the youth of the twenty-first century as his visual language. His work and sensibilities derive from his life experiences, firmly believing that it's the foundation to the minds eye, the starting point of it all.
Drawing inspiration from his predecessors - Roy DeCarava, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand, to name a few - Wagner is a student of everyday life, allowing himself to exit the mind and delve into his surroundings. Wagner has a specific passion for visual literacy and photo sequencing, and values the power images have to inform and enrich one-another. Individually, each photograph is an independent moment in time; as a collection, a narrative is built, guided not by linear time but by emotion.
Wagner remains committed to film, developing black and white negatives and making silver gelatin prints in his darkroom.
Interviews, Articles, Reviews, Etc.
The New York Times Lens Blog, Photographing New York's Streets, Where 'Everything Feels New'
Los Angeles Times (Review), Andre D. Wagner's stirring photographs tell it like it is
International Center of Photography, After Parks
The Great Discontent, Andre D. Wagner featured in Issue 3
Spiegel, Black, White, Brooklyn
Business Insider, Twenty raw images from the streets of New York
My Morning Routine, What is your morning routine?
Brooklyn Magazine, Andre Wagner's Photographs of Life on the Streets of Brooklyn
Buena Vista University, Streets & Shadows
Photowhoa Blog, New York Portraits That Give Face to Connection
American Survey Pt. 2 Tell It Like It Is, PAPILLION, Los Angeles, 2015
Life As I See It, Culture Fix, New York, NY, 2014
Life As I See It, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY 2014
Hit the Streets: Four Decades of NY Street Photography, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY 2015
Brooklyn Boat Block Party, Petit Bain, Paris, France 2014
Here For The Ride (Monograph), Creative Future, 2017
The Purist - Parades Vol. 2, 2015
The Purist Vol. 1, 2014
Black Boys (Book), Creative Future, 2013
The New York Times Street Style Panel, Samsung 837, New York 2017
The Great Discontent Live, Cheryl Dunn and Andre Wagner, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, 2016
Global Kids, Bronx, 2016
Leica Store, Washington, D.C. 2015
Documentary Style & The Analog Process, B&H Photo, New York, 2015
Hit The Streets, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, 2015
Apple Store (Meatpacking), New York, 2014
Digital Dumbo, 2014