Andres Gonzalez is a photographer, educator, and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work is drawn from places, people, and things that might otherwise be missed but hold an emotion, a moment, or a thought. Based in Istanbul, Turkey between 2007 and 2012 Andres made a series of images that culminated in his first book Some(W)Here, an affirmation of beauty through place, memory, and emotion. He arrived back in the U.S. in December, 2012 to pursue projects at home - just two weeks before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting - which ultimately led to his current work in progress, The Spirit of Our Time, an ongoing image and text based work investigating the mythology, aesthetics, and consequences of tragedy on the contemporary American landscape.
Andres is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Light Work Residency, and was a PDN Emerging 30. His editorial work can be seen in publications such as the New York Times Style Magazine, TIME, and the Independent Sunday Magazine. He lives in Vallejo, California.
Awards / Recognition
2017. Nominee, Magnum Foundation Fund.
2017. Nominee, Catchlight Fellowship.
2016. Light Work AIR. Syracuse, NY. (Fall, 2017)
2016. Nominee, Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer.
2015. AIR Serenbe Farms, Palmetto, Georgia.
2015. Selectee, Review Santa Fe.
2012. New York Photo Awards, Shortlisted Fine Art Series Category.
2009. Selectee, Review Santa Fe.
2009. Canon Young Photographer’s Award. (Italy)
2008. Nominee, Aperture West Book Prize.
2008. New York Photo Awards, Shortlist.
2007. Fulbright Fellowship. Istanbul, Turkey.
2006. Photo District News Emerging 30.
2006. Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward. HM.
2004. Alexia Foundation. Student Award of Excellence.
2003. Eddie Adams Workshop. Newsweek Award.
2015. Alter-Retrato // Territorios. Curated by Pedro Torres. Lisbon / Barcelona..
2012. Troche Inny Festiwal Fotografii. New Directions in the Photobook. Warsaw, Poland.
2012. New York Photo Awards Shorlist, Dumbo Brooklyn.
2011. Margate Photography Festival. Sunny Side Up Group Exhibition. Margate, UK.
2009. Grazia Neri Gallery. Canon Italia Young Photographer’s Award. Milan, Italy.
2009. FuturePast, Photographs from Salt Alums. Salt Gallery. Portland, Maine.
2009. Humble Arts Foundation Group Show # 28.
2008. New York Photo Festival. Various Photographs, installation by Tim Barber. Dumbo, Brooklyn.
2008. Ufat Photo Festival. Asia Minor. Group Show. Bursa, Turkey
2006. Vice Photography. Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NYC.
2005. Odgen Museum of Southern Art. New Orleans, LA. Permanent Collection. 2 prints acquired.
Teaching / Editing
2015. Associate Photo Editor, CNN.
2014/15. SpazioLabo Photo Workshop w/ Carolyn Drake, NYC.
2013. Adjunct Faculty, University of Mississippi. Oxford, Mississippi.
2011/12. Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Portland, Maine. Photography Instructor.
2010. The Childrens Library Photo Workshop in conjuction with the US Embassy. Almaty, Kazakhstan.
2005. Open Roads. Traveling documentary workshop for at risk youth.
Reviews / Interviews
2012. Photo-eye. Some(W)Here, reviewed by Christopher Johnson.
2012. American SuburbX. Some(W)Here, reviewed by Paul Loomis.
2012. EyeCurious. Some(W)Here, review by Marc Feustel.
2012. Le Journal de la Photographie. Some(W)Here, reviewed by Laurence Cornet.
2012. New Yorker Photo Booth. Andres Gonzalez Takes a Journey Somewhere.
2011. Contact Editions. Interview with Benjamin Thomas.
2012. Some(W)here. Self-published. Edition of 700.
2012. Problemata Physica One. Ohja books // Essen, Germany. Edition of 200.
2011. A Field Guide to the North American Family, by Garth Risk-Hallberg. Mark Batty Publishing.
Editorial / Commercial
AARP, ArtReview (UK), Bloomberg Business Week, Case de Abitare (Italy), Culture + Travel, ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, Food & Wine, Garden + Gun, Monocle Magazine (UK), NEON (Germany), National Geographic, New York Times Style Magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Planet, Smithsonian, Spin, Time, Travel + Leisure, W, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Wallpaper*, AKQA, Bosch, BUILT NY, Codemasters Software UK, Del Monte Foods, Pictet Swiss Bank, Red Scout Creative, SMRT Design, Sony BMG, Timberland, VICE Commercial, Vodafone, Winkreative