André Hermann San Francisco, CA
André Hermann is a San Francisco bay area documentary photographer and full time educator at the Academy of Art University, School of photography. He got his first taste of documentary photography at a young age exploring and photographing abandoned houses in the High Desert town of Lancaster, California. His fascination with these domestic remnants grew into a life-long passion for documenting the lives of people. He has covered many diverse social topics, from homeless metal thieves, rare diseases, and food justice to underground dining events, and documenting illegal trash dumping sites. His fascination for street photography and the iPhone has grown into a love affair that has spawn an occult following on Instagram, a bi-coastal hide-and-seek a photo book project, and an exploration into combining old historical processes with new technologies to challenge the viewer’s understanding of what photography still is and what it has become. André’s work has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, NPR’s nationally broadcasted radio show, “The Story,” Travel & Leisure magazine’s travel blog, Creative Quarterly magazine, Go! magazine, and various other publications and photo blogs.