Andrea Fazzari is an international portrait and travel photographer with a background in fashion and film. She shoots for advertising and editorial clients such as Travel+Leisure, Departures, GQ, Vanity Fair, and St. Regis Hotels, and Cathay Pacific. In 2004 her career began after being chosen as one of PDN’s “30 Photographers to Watch”. Her website, andreafazzari.com, was named one of the year’s ten best in PDN’s Photo Annual, and she has been awarded the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Photography. Andrea has spoken about her portraiture at art conferences such as “Taste3″ the arts and culture conference in Napa Valley, California and has been included in travel pieces such as this ABC News article about travel.
In 2010 Andrea completed a year long assignment as Starwood Luxury Collection’s “Global Explorer”, traveling the world photographing destinations for this luxury hotel brand. Her photos were featured in the Luxury Collection guides published by Assouline. Andrea is also a fine hotels consultant, working with GMs to make changes that improve the functioning and image of their properties.
A self-described citizen of the world, Andrea believes there is nothing more valuable than learning about the cultures and lives of the people she photographs. Her painterly photographs – from Oscar de la Renta in New York, to gauchos in Argentina or an artist in Vietnam – reflect her unique perspective. Having traveled to 78 different countries, Andrea’s knowledge of cuisine, art, social issues, and local customs is extensive and notable.
Before becoming a photographer, Andrea worked in fashion public relations for such notable companies as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. She has lived in France, Italy, and Hong Kong.
Andrea speaks French and Italian, and is originally from Manhattan. She can be reached at email@example.com.
All photographs © Andrea Fazzari Photography 2012. Reproduction prohibited without permission.
A part of the world which feels like home to me is Asia.
The people and art, traditions and cuisines in countries throughout the region as diverse as Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia feel familiar to me. If asked to choose, I would say that I have a particular and clear affinity for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Along with the many enduring layers of profound beauty I recognize and appreciate in each of these countries come a number of intricate social problems. On many occasions I have been touched by the beauty and struggles of the children here, particularly the girls and young women.
Most troubling and upsetting is the exploitation and trafficking of girls. The poverty and lack of education which contribute to the victimization of these children and adolescents are complex issues to resolve. So too is the cruelty and greed of the men and women who sell the girls into desperate lives of exploitation, catering to the predatory nature of men who come – from all over the world – to abuse them.
Here are three organizations that are doing great work to both prevent trafficking and treat the wounds of its aftermath.