Multimedia Producer, Andrew Hida Photography
Andrew Hida is a freelance visual journalist and multimedia producer whose work focuses on issues of health, environment, and social justice. He strongly believes in the power of the collaborative process to create powerful, compelling, and beautiful stories about the human condition. Andrew was early to embrace multimedia as an innovative tool in visual storytelling, and he continues this vision in his personal and client work. He works closely with foundations, NGOs, and editorial publications such as the Open Society Foundation and Reportage by Getty Images, to help realize their visions through consultation, multimedia production, and good storytelling.
Formerly, Andrew was a Multimedia Producer at Talking Eyes Media where he was responsible for videography and editing of long-form multimedia projects. Andrew was a former intern at the Emmy Award-winning production studio MediaStorm after completing his Master's in Photography at Syracuse University. In 2011, he was a multimedia producer for the award-winning Syracuse News21 project: El Nuevo Normal.
Andrew's work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, the Society of Professional Journalists, and 4Culture. His work has also been featured in publications, such as MSNBC, USA Today, and the Atlantic. His multimedia projects have been exhibited throughout Washington and New York, most recently at the Wing Luke Museum of the Pacific American Experience.
Andrew has been struck by lightning, pooped on by Capuchin monkeys, and hospitalized with Meningitis during his previous career as a conservation ecologist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Now, he prefers scarves and whistling horribly out of tune at home.