About Andrew Child
It didn’t start in the slopes of Mount Elgon, but it was pretty much settled there.
I spent my first year out of college teaching in a small secondary school in Kitale, Kenya. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Elgon, I had time to think – to get away from my own expectations – and decide what to do with my life. In the end, there was something about the country, the people and the wildlife that caught my eye and my passion. When I returned to the States, I knew photography was more than a hobby.
I’ve been photographing professionally since 1988 and have been fortunate to have my photographs published in the brochures, advertisements, annual reports, magazines and interactive media of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Wilson College, Western New England College, St. John’s College, The May Institute, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hewlett-Packard, Eastman Kodak, Sprint, Samsonite Luggage, USAA Credit Card Bank, MBNA America Bank, The International Monetary Fund, International Hospice Society, U.S. Information Agency, NBC, Panasonic, Prentice Hall, Steinway & Sons Pianos, Staples and Scholastic Reader Newsletter, among others.
I approach every assignment with curiosity, an eagerness to take on creative challenges and a drive to lock the vision I have into the photographs my clients publish. I enjoy collaborating with others on a creative team. I like to study design comps, to read creative briefs, and pour over copy drafts.
I hope you’ll contact me.