Andrew Kaufman: Image Maker
Noted author and photographer Andrew Kaufman’s latest book, The Isthmus, is an epic 260 page cultural odyssey documenting the Panama Canal expansion project and the impact the largest ever public works project in the northern hemisphere has had on Panama's culture, its people, and the environment. In addition to The Isthmus Andrew published a trilogy about Miami’s rapidly gentrifying Wynwood neighborhood called I’m in Miami Bitch!.
Andrew’s storied career spans three decades, four continents, and dozens of countries. In that time he’s photographed over 1,000 editorial and advertising assignments including the Marlboro Man, had his photos appear as a tv commercial during The Super Bowl, photographed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and even dove with feeding sharks in the Bahamas. Andrew’s photography is included in the permanent collections of the Yale Library and the University of Miami Special Collection to name a few.
Andrew is an artist that doesn't fit the mould of many of his contemporaries. He produces a tremendous amount of personal work, in every format imaginable, and is really someone impossible to categorize. One day he might be shooting 6x7cm for an ad client and the next 4x5" for a personal project. He has worked for magazines, agencies, art directors, ad clients and collectors and has somehow managed to avoid the mass homogenisation of imagery that now seems to be prevalent in those fields.
Andrew's current clients include State Farm, The Home Depot, Rolling Stone, DBB, Marlboro, Outside, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Arthur Frommer's, Worth, Smithsonian, Audubon, Popular Mechanics, Outdoor Life, Golf Digest, Index, Time, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Bloomberg, Blue Print Directory, Home Miami, US News & World Report, Der Spiegel, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Biz 2.0, Fast Company, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Men's Journal, Audubon, National Geographic Adventure, Qualcomm, Sony Music, Rolling Stone Russia, National Football League, Marlboro, and Leo Burnett.