BRENDAN HOFFMAN

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Brendan Hoffman (b. Albany, NY, 1980) is a photographer based in Moscow, Russia. He began his career in 2007 after working at a desk for several years in the non-profit sector. He divides his time between client and personal work. He was until recently based in Washington, DC, where assignments often involved covering news and politics for publications such as TIME magazine or the New York Times. His personal projects reflect his interest in the ways in which economic and political structures shape modern society. His ongoing project “The Beating of the Heart” is an exploration of contemporary middle class America in the context of free trade and the decline of manufacturing in a small Iowa town. Brendan has received awards for his photography from Pictures of the Year International and the White House News Photographers Association, among other organizations. In 2013 he attended Review Santa Fe. He has worked in a variety of countries for both editorial and NGO clients, and is a co-founder of the photography collective Prime.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1980 Born in Albany, New York, USA
Currently lives and works in Moscow, Russia

Education

2006 International Center of Photography (Documentary Photography: Passion, Purpose, and Personal Vision), New York, NY, USA
2002 Bachelor of Arts (Major in Art & Art History), College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 “Home” Islander Art Gallery, Oso Bay Biennial XVIII, Corpus Christi, TX
2014 “Euromaidan: The True Story” 8 Bit Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2012 “Liberty & Justice (For All)” VII Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 “Liberty & Justice (For All)” Fovea Exhibits, Beacon, NY
2011 “Prime Show” Random Row Books, Charlottesville, VA (curated by Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker)
2011 “WHNPA Eyes of History” Edison Gallery, Washington, DC (juried exhibition)
2006 “HeART of DC” John A. Wilson Building (City Hall), Washington, DC (catalog)

Clients and Publications

The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, M Le Magazine du Monde, ACDI/VOCA, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, Getty Images, The Washington Post, USA Today, MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, NBC News, Bloomberg Businessweek, ICRC, Shell, Nickelodeon, Project HOPE, The Boston Globe

Selected Awards and Honors

2014 White House News Photographers Association, 1st Place International News Single
2014 White House News Photographers Association, 3rd Place International News Picture Story
2013 Nominated for PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2013 CENTER, Review Santa Fe selection
2013 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, reporting grant recipient
2013 Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Award of Excellence, Campaign 2012
2013 New York Portfolio Review (hosted by the New York Times)
2013 American Photography 29, Chosen for The Archive
2013 White House News Photographers Association, Feature Story Award of Excellence
2011 Prime Collective, co-founding photographer
2011 White House News Photographers Association, 2nd Place Feature Story
2011 Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma (with Boston Globe)
2009 Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY
2008 David Alan Harvey Emerging Photographers Fund, grant finalist

Selected Interviews/Reviews

Leah Latella, “Instagramming Ukraine's Revolution,” Newsweek, February 24, 2014. http://www.newsweek.com/instagramming-revolution-230020

Jakob Schiller, “Go on the Front Lines of Ukraine's Violent Protests,” WIRED Raw File, February 21, 2014. http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2014/02/visual-report-front-lines-protests-kiev/

Olivier Laurent, “Behind Kiev's Barricades, Against the Odds,” British Journal of Photography, January 31, 2014. http://www.bjp-online.com/2014/01/behind-kievs-barricades-against-the-odds/

Vaughn Wallace, “Watching the Protests in Kiev: One Photographer's Perspective,” Al Jazeera America, January 28, 2014. http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/2014/1/watching-the- protestsinkievonephotographersperspective.html

Logan Mock-Bunting, “Spotlight on Brendan Hoffman,” The Image Deconstructed, December 30, 2012. http://www.imagedeconstructed.com/post/spotlight-on-brendan-hoffman

Jakob Schiller, “Gorgeous Photos from the Front Lines of Outsourcing,” WIRED Raw File, October 31, 2012. http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2012/10/brendan-hoffman-webster-city/

Clint Alwahab, “Middle-Class America Searches for New Identity,” CNN, October 13, 2012. http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/13/middle-class-america-searches-for-new-identity/

Lauren Margolis, “Photos of What It Looks Like To Be a Democrat,” PhotoShelter, September 25, 2012. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2012/09/photos-of-what-it-looks-like-to-be-a-democrat/

Artist Lectures

2014 “Urban Legacies, Rural Traditions,” DC Environmental Film Festival
2012 Guest Lecturer, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
2011 “Flickr'd, Tumbl'd, Blogged and Broadcast: The (ongoing) creation and reception of Presidential imagery (panel)” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, St. Louis, MO

Collections

City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC
Private collections in the United States

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