ANDREW MOORE (b. 1957)
Andrew Moore is a contemporary American photographer known for his large-format color images of derelict structures in Detroit, Cuba, and Russia. “I have to admit that one of the aspects of being a photographer I enjoy most is the opportunity to play both detective and spy,” he has explained. Born Andrew Lambdin Moore on March 26, 1957 in Old Greenwich, CT, Moore’s parents nurtured his interest in photography from the time he was a child. He went on to study at Princeton University under photographers such as Joel Meyerowitz. After finishing school in 1979, Moore moved to New Orleans, where he focused his camera on the disappearing industries of the city, such as broom factories and coffin carpentry shops. Returning to New York in 1981, the artist made a series of photographs capturing areas of the city undergoing demolition and urban development. Occasionally making forays into directing, he went on to produce the acclaimed film How to Draw Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait (2002), a documentary on the life and death of the mysterious artist Ray Johnson. Moore currently lives and works in New York, NY. Today, the artist’s photographs are held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, among others.