Lancaster Wedding Photographers: Andy Kristian Photography specializing in wedding photography and wedding cinematography in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Destination Wedding Photography. We also specialize in East African Wedding Photography and Humanitarian/Documentary Photography.
We are using photography to earn a living but more importantly, to better the situation of humanity. While we enjoy the beauty and joy of weddings, as professionals, we are so deeply knitted in the fiber of our beings to engage in photo-journalism that tells stories that bring social awareness to various causes whether it is hunger, diseases, micro-finance, clean water, conflict. Our humanitarian/documentary photography focuses on Africa, even though given an opportunity we would love to go further and document issues in Asia, the Middle East and South America. If you want to find out how you can get involved in development work in East Africa, do not hesitate to send me a personal note with questions.
As we move into a lot of humanitarian work, I am rarely calling myself (Andy) a photographer as much. And yet, everybody knows me as a photographer. I learned very early on that photography was always going to be a platform. In the spirit of The Lord’s word in Proverbs 18:16 – A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. I literally believed that. And I have seen doors open because of the gift of image making, that The Lord alone has given me. Even as I pursue this other higher calling, photography will always be the way in which I communicate and create. We have blogged less often about our family and I believe from now we will do that more and more. Below is a photograph that our friend Raymond took at our home in Lancaster, PA on their recent visit.
Oct.2 2013, posted in Africa
We sell African Photographs for a living. If you are looking for photos of agriculture in Africa, Uganda, Rwanda etc, or looking for photos of education and healthcare in Africa, drop us a line at our contact page here. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will know who might help you. For the last year, we have been almost entirely focussed on our start up nonprofit agriculture social enterprise, Hiinga, which works to end extreme hunger, improve food security and nutrition, and raise household incomes for African smallscale farmers. As such, we have been very broke, in debt, and all those things that start-up social entrepreneurs face.
It is always a joy therefore when we receive that e-mail inquiring about licensing some of our African photographs that they found online. Some times this happens when you most need those dollars, even though pretty much need the money all the time, but there are those 11 hour situations. Having been on very many commissioned assignments in Africa for top humanitarian organizations, we have a collection of images that are now beginning to make sense. In the past, image selling didn’t make a huge difference because commissioned assignments brought in enough revenue. But now that we have scaled back on most that, every dime counts. That doesn’t mean we will sell the images for less than they are worth. We still donate images to people and organizations that cannot afford them – we evaluate this on a case by case basis. And you can also make a donation to our nonprofit organization here! And if you were wondering, our agency still takes overseas commissioned assignments in Africa.
Here below are some African agriculture images that we just got an inquiry on. We will be posting more.
Jan.9 2013, posted in Weddings
Oct.6 2012, posted in Engagements