Andrew Borowiec

Andrew Borowiec | American, 1956 -


Andrew Borowiec has photographed America’s changing industrial and post-industrial landscape for over three decades. His books include Along the Ohio (2000), Industrial Perspective: Photographs of the Gulf Coast (2005), and Cleveland: The Flats, the Mill, and the Hills (2008). Another book, The New Heartland: Looking for the American Dream, will be published by George F. Thompson Publishers in 2018. Borowiec’s photographs have appeared in numerous books and periodicals including DoubleTake, exposure, The New York Times, Details Magazine, American Photography, The Photo Review, and dozens of exhibition catalogs.

He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and in 2006 was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize.
Borowiec’s photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Joslyn Art Museum, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, among others.

Borowiec was born in 1956 in New York City but moved to Paris with his parents when he was nine months old. He spent his childhood in France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Switzerland, where he graduated from the International School of Geneva. He received a B.A. in Russian from Haverford College in 1979 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1982.

He has worked as a photojournalist, as the staff photographer for the International Center of Photography in New York City, as the Assistant Director of Workshops for the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, and as the Director of the University of Akron Press.

Borowiec has taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research, Germantown Academy, and Oberlin College. From 1984 until 2014 he taught at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art where he was named a Distinguished Professor of Art in 2009. He lives in New York City and Akron, Ohio.