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 currently holds the staff position of Library Associate for Ordering at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, where he is responsible for the purchasing of all humanities and fine art materials. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He has contributed to PhotoPhilanthropy.org, Akron Life Magazine and BenevolentMedia.org. His book/portfolio of artist Brinsley Tyrrell's public art space Behind the Brain Plaza was self-published and accepted into the Special Collections section of the Kent State University Library. Along with the NPPA, he is a member of the Society for Photographic Education. He is currently working on his first long-term documentary project Citizens of Industry, a multimedia piece on labor culture.