Andrew Lichtenstein has spent the last two decades covering long-term stories of social concern in the United States. He worked eight years covering the rise of the prison industrial complex after receiving an Open Society Institute Fellowship in 2000.
In 2007, Lichtenstein authored Never Coming Home, a book documenting the funerals for American soldiers killed in Iraq.
His work, exhibited around the world, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report and The New York Times.
Leah Bendavid-Val “Andrew uses his camera to protest a wide array of social and political injustices. His need to protest is idealistic, considered, and visceral. He is motivated by his belief that America can do better. His American History project is bound to become a classic.”
Three years after first photographing Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I was back again — this time for the memorial service of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.