Andre D. Wagner

Photo by Ike Edeani

A photographer living and working in Brooklyn, New York, Andre D. Wagner (b. 1986) explores and chronicles the poetic and lyrical nuances of daily life, using the city—particularly his own neighborhood and community—as his subjects. His work and practice fits into the lineage of street photography that investigates the American social landscape, often focusing his lens on themes of race, class, and cultural identity. Wagner has remained committed to photographic processes, developing his own black and white negatives and making silver gelatin prints in his personal darkroom. Wagner’s photographs have been commissioned by The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe CutThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostTime, and Vogue, among other publications. For the movie Queen & Slim Wagner photographed the iconic key art and the campaigns leading images. His photographs have appeared in a number of solo exhibitions and group shows in Los Angeles, New York and North Carolina. His first monograph, Here for the Ride, was published by Creative Future in 2017. He is currently editing a 7-year-old body of work titled New City, Old Blues.