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 over twenty years of professional experience, Andréanna has shot for numerous editorial publications and has been invited to participate in group shows throughout the United States. Her professional experience has included numerous publications in American and international publications including Blender, Bloomberg Businessweek, Discover, Fortune, Life, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Teen People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Rizzoli, U.S. News & World Report, Wired, Working Mother, among others. She has been assigned to shoot newsmakers from Bill Gates and Linda McMahon to Zach Galifianakis and Taylor Swift.
Her first monograph Scars and Stripes: The Culture of Modern Roller Derby was published by Schiffer Books in October 2014. Andréanna was also featured in the book 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers, (cover and interior) published in 2003 by Powerhouse and the foreword written by Lauren Greenfield. In 2017 Andreanna’s images from the book, Scars and Stripes the Culture of Modern Roller Derby was acquired by The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in the Sport History Collections of the Division of Culture and Arts.
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. She currently is part of the photography department faculty at the New York Film Academy in New York City.
Since 2008, Andreanna has played roller derby for the Long Island Roller Rebels, Suburbia Roller Derby, Gotham Girls Rec league, and the Bad Apples. 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.