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 decade he has concentrated on photographing 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, 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, and the Village Voice. Foundation and advertising clients have included the Opens Society Institute, Human Rights Watch, the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sarah Lawrence College, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and the UMWA. In 2007, Charta published his first book, Never Coming Home.
Andrew Lichtenstein has spent the last two decades covering long-term stories of social concern in the United States. He worked eight years documenting the rise of the prison industrial complex after receiving an Open Society Institute Fellowship in 2000. In 2007, Lichtenstein authored Never Coming Home, a book documenting the funerals for American soldiers killed in Iraq. His work, exhibited around the world, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report and The New York Times. Born in New York City, he has lived in New York all but seven of his short forty-five years.