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Andy Prisbylla
United States


Andy Prisbylla is a writer and documentarian who specializes in photo essays. His aesthetic is inspired by social documentary photography, particularly the work of the New York Photo League and Benedict J. Fernandez. Raised in a working class family, he is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He currently works on staff in the Acquisitions Department of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, and serves as the lead photographer for the library journal Boundless. He has contributed photographs and articles to various magazines and non-profit agencies, and is a founding member, administrator and documentarian for the Mobile Sculpture Workshop, a pilot program of the Industrial Arts Co-op. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Photographic Education, and is currently working on his first long-term documentary project Citizens of Industry, a multimedia piece on working class culture.  Visit him at www.andyp.org.