Andrew Hogan is a photographer living in New Haven, Connecticut. Much of his work examines his personal life, its changes and challenges as he has raised his two children. He explores the relationship between the ordinary social landscape, those that inhabit it and the traces left behind, while examining his own role in the world around him. Projects include Be Now Here, photographs taken over the years depicting the merging of the “Old” and the “New” Europe. Auguri Firenze is a photo essay documenting a contemporary people and city informed and dominated by the past. Paisajes de Azucar is a book documenting the cultivation and harvest of sugar cane in Costa Rica, the subsequent production of raw sugar and the people who toil in this industry. Shelter depicts any and all manner of structures which afford comfort, protection, or refuge. Drive is an ongoing exercise in observation arising from the backroad commute to Waterbury, CT. The Sadness of Geography pulls together the years of work accumulated while traveling the American West.
Andrew attended Hampshire Collage, the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. He teaches photography to H.I.V. patients at the Waterbury Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic as a tool for self-exploration and self-empowerment. He hopes to expand the program to other clinics, i.e. for diabetics, stroke and heart patients. Andrew also teaches photography to inner-city junior high and high school students in Waterbury and New Haven providing them a means to communicate the realities of inner-city life. He also collaborates on projects with IRIS, a New Haven organization which introduces refugees from around the world to the New Haven area helping them to settle into their new lives in America. Mr. Hogan is a proud recipient of a 2012 Artist Fellowship Grant awarded by the Connecticut Office of the Arts and has shown extensively throughout the region .