Marc McAndrews grew up in Reading, Pa. and has always had a wandering streak. He got his first camera, a Polaroid 600, from his grandmother when he was 5 years old and used it to pass the time during his family’s long summertime drives. Marc’s love of photography and road trips joined forces when he started buying conversion vans (his 1994 Chevy G20’s were his favorite) on Ebay in the early 2000’s. He lived out of these vans for long periods of time, traversing the country and photographing the American interior. It was in the course of these travels that Marc began photographing his critically acclaimed book, “Nevada Rose” which captures the personalities and places of Nevada’s legal brothels.
Marc's work has been most notably seen in the New York Times and magazines such as Time, Stern, D Magazine, Interview, Inc., Daylight Magazine, Fortune Small Business, Marie Claire South Africa and many others. Marc was a recipient of the Magenta Art Foundation’s 2006 “Flash Forward” award, was invited to the Santa Fe Review in 2012 and was Chosen and Selected for American Photo 23 and 28. “Nevada Rose” received a much coveted starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was nominated for the 2009 NY Photo Awards and was an official selection for the 2009 and 2011 Lucie Awards as was his series “JROTC”.
Marc’s photographs have been widely recognized with interviews and photo features appearing everywhere from Serbia to Brazil to Italy to Australia with Nevada Rose going viral on news site Business Insider with over 3 million individual shares.
Marc has lectured at the School of Visual Arts, The New School, Sarah Lawrence College, Cooper Union, New York’s International Center of Photography, Rutgers University, The Museum of Sex and many other places.
He works everywhere but is based out of New York.