Andy Spyra, born 1984 in Hagen, Germany, is a freelance photographer currently based in Dortmund, 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. Besides assignments, he’s working on personal long term projects in the Balkans and the Middle East.
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
TIME Magazine, GEO, Stern, FAZ, Zeit, One-Mag, Middle East Report, 360° Magazine, Profifoto,
Photo International,, Foto8, GUP, Rearviewmirror, LFI, GommaMag, NEON,
Amnesty International, Globalpost, Zenith, Welt am Sonntag, Newsweek, New Yorker, Il Espresso.