Photograph by Genevan Venkata Krishna
Andréanna Seymore captures slices of life of everyday people and illuminates them in ways that prompt the viewer to think about what is occurring beyond the four corners of the photograph. Often described as documentary in style, Andreanna’s work is actually well choreographed. Through specific direction she is able to create photographic moments that seem natural or in motion.
Andréanna grew up in a small fishing and beach community on the East End of Long Island and moved to Brooklyn to pursue her passion for photography and the arts. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 1997 and immediately began shooting for Rizzoli Publications. A seasoned photographer with nearly 20 years of professional experience, she has shot for The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Blender, Discover, Life, Long Island Newsday, Marie Claire, Newsweek, New York Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Wired, among many others. Her advertising clients include Getty, Puma and Citibank. Her first group publication was in the book 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers, published by powerHouse, with a foreword by Lauren Greenfield.
She earned her Masters in Social Sciences and Urban Affairs in 2005 from Queens College, where she co-developed and coordinated the Literacy and Mathematics through Photography (LAMP) Program. Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation through the City University of New York, this course served as an outreach program to inspire a love for learning among Latino students of John Bowne High School. She was then asked to establish and coordinate a pilot LAMP Program for the Ministry of Education in San Salvador, El Salvador. She also developed and taught the photography program for juniors and seniors at Eastern Suffolk BOCES who were interested in fine art and the commercial photography industry.
Since 2008, Andreanna has played roller derby for the Long Island Roller Rebels, Suburbia Roller Derby, Gotham Girls rec league, and the Bad Apples. In her spare time she manages a mens roller derby team, The New York Shock Exchange. Besides the enjoyment of a full-contact sport, she also enjoys calmer activities, such as kayaking, bike riding, basketball and reading on the beach.
Andréanna currently splits her time between New York City and Westhampton Beach, NY.