Andy Prisbylla is a writer and documentary photographer who specializes in photo essays. His aesthetic is inspired by social documentary photography, particularly that of the New York Photo League, Benedict J. Fernandez, Leonard Freed and Jill Freedman. Raised in a working class family, he has worked in many fields as a pizza cook, library assistant, graphic artist, non-profit fundraiser and mailroom supervisor. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He is a contributor 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 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.