Andy Spyra’s Profile

EXODUS By Andy Spyra
EXODUSChristianity is on the edge of extinction in its birthplace, the Middle East.Escaping sectarian violence, kidnappings, religious fatwas, economic hardship and severe persecution, some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are leaving the region.Nowadays there are more Iraqi, Turkish and Palestinian Christians living in the Diaspora in Europe, the US or South America than in their native countries, while the current events in Egypt and Syria indicate a similar fate for its...
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Echoes and memories By Andy Spyra
Echoes and memories
Bosnia - Genocide By Andy Spyra
Bosnia - Genocide

Andy Spyra, born 1984 in Hagen, Germany, is a freelance photographer currently based in Germany. He worked one year as a freelance photographer for a local newspaper in his hometown Hagen before he started to study photography at the Fachhochschule Hannover until the beginning of 2009, when he did quit his studies due to both personal and photographic reasons.
Besides assignments, he’s currently focusing on two personal longterm projects: in Bosnia and, more recently, in the middle East.

Andy Spyra
mobile: +49 176 9907 1265
skype: andyspyra


Prizes & Grants
Getty images Grant for Editorial Photography
International Photography Awards
PGB Award Feature picture of the Year
Canon Profifoto Grant
New York Photo Festival
Kodak Film Grant
Finalist Magnum Expression Award 2009
3nd Place 67th Picture of the Year
Sony World Photography Awards Finalist 2009 & 2010
PDN Emerging 30 2010
Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2010

Getty Images Gallery London
New York Photo Festival
Lumix international Festival for young photojournalism
International Shanghai Photo Exhibition
Month of photography Los Angeles
c/o Gallery Berlin
LVR National Museum, Bonn, Germany
Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt, Germany
Osthaus Museum Hagen


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