About

 

 

Alexandra Hootnick is an American photographer based in northern California. She is a lecturer at Humboldt State University and is available for freelance assignments. 

 

CONTACT 

+1 315 436 1452 

alexandrahootnick@gmail.com 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, Buzzfeed News, Indian Country Today, Marie Claire, Kaiser Health News, NPR, National Geographic Traveler Magazine, The Hechinger Report, The Nation Magazine, The Players Tribune 

 

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EDUCATION 

2015: Diploma of Advanced Visual Storytelling, Danish School of Media & Journalism 

2014-present: M.A. in Photography, Syracuse University 

2011-2013: M.S. in Digital Media & Investigative Journalism, Columbia University  

2005-2008: B.A. in Psychology, University of Virginia 

 

DISTINCTIONS 

-Women Photograph Year in Pictures, 2020 

-American Photography 36, 2020 

-PDN's 30, 2019 

-New York Times' Year in Pictures, 2019 

-The Guardian US's Favorite Photographs, 2019 

-New York Times Portfolio Review, selected, 2017 

-Ian Parry Scholarship, finalist, 2016 

-British Journal of Photography Breakthrough award, runner-up, 2016 

-Duke CDS Documentary Essay prize in photography, semi-finalist, 2016  

-PDN Photo Annual, winner, 2016 

-American Photography 32, 2016 

-International Photography Awards, student/editorial series, 2015 

-PDN Photo Annual, Marty Forscher Fellowship student award, winner, 2015 

-NPPA Women in Photojournalism Conference, juried exhibit, runner-up, 2015 

-George Plavocos Award, winner, 2015 

-New York Times Portfolio Review, selected, 2015 

-Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI, participant, 2013 

 

EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS 

PDN 30 Exhibition, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 2019 

Women Photograph Exhibition, Gallery O, Washington, DC 2019 

Women Photograph Exhibition, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY, 2017 

Ian Parry Scholatship Exhibition, MOTHER gallery, London, UK, 2016 

C.O.R.E. Group Exhibition, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY, 2015 

A New Perspective-Juried Exhibit, NPPA Women in Photojournalism Conference, Denver, CO, 2015 

Rising Waters: Photographs from Sandy, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, 2013-2014 

New York Stories: An Evening of Documentary Shorts, The Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY, 2013 

 

BOOKS 

American Photography 36, 2020 

American Photography 32, 2016 

Family.Life, Syracuse University & Alexia Foundation project, 2015 

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION 

Rising Waters: Photographs from Sandy, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY