Photography alumnus Andrew Burton '10 honored

By Wendy S. Loughlin

December 15, 2016
Andrew Burton

Photography alumnus Andrew Burton ’10 was named an Investigative Reporting Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program. The fellowship, which began in August, runs through the academic year and will allow Burton to focus on one major project. He is working on a story about climate change in Alaska, which he started in 2015, and plans to produce a photo story as well as a short documentary film.

Burton was also named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography, together with photographers Chip Somodevilla, Drew Angerer and Patrick Smith of Getty Images, for coverage of the Baltimore Riots in April and May of 2015.

Photo by Andrew Burton
A helicopter with a spotlight watches over police and protesters in Baltimore - April 28, 2015 Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Burton is a documentary photographer with a focus on news, conflict and environmental issues. He has worked as a staff photojournalist for Getty Images, as well as a freelance photographer, covering stories including the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan, the 2014 Israeli-Gaza war, the simmering conflict in Ukraine, South Sudan’s independence, the Baltimore riots, North Dakota’s oil boom, the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy and Occupy Wall Street. He has also been honored as Photographer of the Year International, American Photography 32, Sony World Photo Awards, Museum of New York (permanent collection, 2012) and the Society of Professional Journalists.

His work can be viewed at