André is an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, specializing in capturing moments, conveying emotion and communicating messages with images. He was a staff photographer for more than twelve years at the Baltimore Sun, and before that he was on staff at the Chicago Sun-Times. While at the Baltimore Sun, he was twice named the Times Mirror Journalist of the Year and he has also received the prestigious George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Sigma Delta Chi award. He has created images for a range of clients, including The Washington Post Magazine, NBC News, The Atlantic, Ebony Magazine, the NAACP and Apple. He also was one of a select group of photojournalists chosen in 2009 and 2013 to work on The Official Inaugural Book for President Barack Obama. His work is in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.