“The goal is communication. Photography is the vehicle.”
An award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, André Chung specializes in capturing moments, conveying emotion and communicating messages with images.
His empathetic, documentary-style photography – honed over a 20-year-career in newspapers – is ideal for editorial, corporate and commercial assignments.
André uses bold composition and emotional content to connect with individuals and to tell stories that matter.
“It’s all about the people for me. I don’t want any barriers between me and my subjects. I want to connect with them in the most authentic way possible – so, in the end, what you see is real pain, real joy, real tenderness.”
If what you’re looking for is empathy, connection, emotion and beauty, André Chung is the only photographer for the job.
He has extensive experience shooting intimate portraits, news and photo-story assignments. One of the founding members of the Iris PhotoCollective, he has produced powerful photojournalism – reflecting the range of human emotion – for over two decades.
André’s considerable talents at reflecting beauty in truth have been recognized by both peers and clients. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize five times while at the Baltimore Sun, André also was given the George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Sigma Delta Chi award. He was twice named the Times Mirror Journalist of the Year.
André has created images for MSNBC.com, Ebony Magazine, USA Today, the NAACP and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others. He also was one of a select group of photojournalists chosen in 2009 and 2013 to work on The Official Inaugural Book for President Barack Obama. André is based in the Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area, but is available for storytelling projects anywhere in the world.
“Whatever the project, I go above and beyond expectations, delivering high-quality, heartfelt, human-centric images. This is what I do. This is who I am.”