Moments in Time: Andre D. Wagner Photographs African American Life as it Unfolds on the Streets of New York


THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF Andre D. Wagner celebrate everyday excellence and the power of fleeting moments. The New York-based street photographer trains his camera primarily on African Americans throughout the city, documenting the many untold stories found in neighborhoods from Brooklyn and Harlem. His images of blackness have recently been featured in the New York Times, Aperture, Time, and Viceland.

Wagner is from Omaha, Neb., and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He has an undergraduate degree in social work from Buena Vista University in Iowa where he took one class in photography his freshman year because he thought it would be easy and free up more time to play basketball. When he moved to New York to study for a masters in social work, the energy, pace, and dynamic culture of…

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