Marc McAndrews grew up in Reading, Pa. and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1998. Marcs love of photography began when he received his first Polaroid camera from his Grandmother when he was 5 years old. He used this camera as a means of distraction during his familys car trips up to Montreal every year. Photography and long car rides would become themes in his life.
After returning from living and working in Europe, Marc began taking off on long photographic road trips of his own, concentrating on photographing and documenting American culture. It was through these travels that Marc began his book project, Nevada Rose which captures the places and personalities of the legal brothels in Nevada.
His work has been seen in magazines such as Time, Stern, Inc., Exit, Fortune Small Business and others. Marc was a recipient of the Magenta Arts Foundations 2006 Flash Forward award. Nevada Rose was nominated for the 2009 NY Photo Awards and was an official selection for the 2009 Lucie Awards. His series JROTC was an official selection for the 2009 Lucie Awards. Nevada Rose and JROTC has been exhibited worldwide. Hes lectured at The New School, Sarah Lawrence, and New Yorks International Center for Photography. He lives in New York.
Marcs first monograph, Nevada Rose, is being published by Umbrage Editions and is due out in early 2011.