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Noah Addis
Noah Addis
Adjunct Instructor

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Noah Addis is a photographer with over 20 years of experience working on national and international assignments.

Addis started his career as a staff photographer at the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, NJ, which gave him the opportunity to photograph everything from professional sports in New York to long-term documentary projects and conflict photography. A few of his major assignments included a project about the growth of christianity in Africa, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York, the war in Iraq, a series of large-format portraits and architectural photos of an American high school, and a long term project about a family after the father, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty. Since 2010, he has been working on independent and commissioned with a focus on projects dealing with urban development and environmental issues.

His work is held in public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

BS, Photography, Drexel University, 1997

Fellowships and Grants
2015 Individual Excellence Award grant: Ohio Arts Council
2012-2013 The George A. and Eliza Howard Foundation, Brown University: Howard Fellowship
2011-2012 Independence Foundation: Fellowship in the Arts
2010-2011Center for Emerging Visual Artists: Career Development Fellowship

Selected Awards
2018 Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Show Award
2018 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
2015 Prix Pictet: Nomination
2015 Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago: Midwest Photographers Project
2014 Lens Culture: Emerging Talent Award
2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art: Photography Portfolio Competition
2011 Foley Gallery: The Summershow Project
2010 Brooklyn Industries: Live Work Create competition, first place
2010 Magenta Foundation: Flash Forward 2010, honorable mention
2010 Alexia Foundation: Professional Grant finalist
2010 Jen Bekman Gallery: Hey, Hot Shot! competition, finalist
2005 Pulitzer Prize: Breaking News Reporting (team)

Selected Print Publications
2012 The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: book published by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2010 Leica Fotografie International
2009 Black and White Magazine
2009 Phot’Art International Iraq
2007 Camera Arts Showcase Edition
2007 The Photo Review annual competition issue
2007 Black and White Magazine
2001 Life Year in Pictures

Selected Digital Publications
2018 British Journal of Photography: Nina Berman and Noah Addis capture the individuals and environments impacted by America’s fracking boom
2016 Juxtapoz Magazine: Future Cities by Noah Addis
2016 Feature Shoot: The Untapped Potential of Slums Around the World
2016 Photo District News: The Present Life of Future Cities
2015 Vantage (interview with Pete Brook): Future Cities
2015 Aint-Bad: Future Cities
2014 Lens Culture: Future Cities
2014 Fraction Magazine: Future Cities
2014 Places Design Observer: Makeshift Metropolis
2014 Fotografia Magazine: Future Cities
2014 Wired.com: The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
2013 Slate.com: Epic Shanty Towns from Around the World
2010 Conscientious: Future Cities
2010 Perspectives, The Center for Fine Art Photography blog
2010 Hey, Hot Shot! blog
2010 Burn Magazine: Sempre Jardim Edite
2009 100 Eyes Magazine: Sempre Jardim Edite
2010 Hey, Hot Shot! blog
2010 Burn Magazine: Sempre Jardim Edite
2009 100 Eyes Magazine: Sempre Jardim Edite

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions
2019 Future Cities, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
2016 Future Cities, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN (two-person show with Kai Caemmerer)
2015 Modern Utopias, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA (three-person show, curated by Amie Potsic)
2013 Future Cities: Cairo, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Displaced, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Pathways to Stable Housing, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Il
2010 Future Cities: Lima, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Sempre Jardim Edite, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME

Group Exhibitions 2020 La Imagen Fotográfica y la Fotografía, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. (Curated by Ricardo Báez)
2018 Mundo Futbol, Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Curated by Pablo Cabado)
2018 Permanent Residency, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2018 Benefit Auction Exhibition, Silver Eye Center for Photography. Pittsburgh, PA
2015 The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
2014 The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, The Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
2014 Documentary, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA (juried by Whitney C. Johnson)
2014 Environmental Portraiture, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (juried by Melanie McWhorter)
2013 The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, Center for Photography at Woodstock (curated by Laura Domencic)
2013 Photography Now 2013, Center for Photography at Woodstock (juried by Kira Pollack)
2012 Looking at the Land -- 21st. Century American Views, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (curated by Andy Adams)
2012 The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Third Annual Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA (juried by Natasha Egan and Kathy Ryan)
2012 Center for Emerging Visual Artists exhibition, The Cira Center, Philadelphia, PA 2012 Photography 31, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ
2012 Adapt, Broadstone Studios, Dublin, Ireland (curated by Amy Stevens)
2011 Have a Nice Day, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (curated by Adam Welch)
2011 Altered States, Foley Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Michael Foley)
2011 Form+Spirit 2011, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Construct, Icebox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Amie Potsic)
2011 Philadelphia: A Century of Change, Free Library of Philadelphia (curated by Stephen Perloff and Blaise Tobia)
2011 Photography 30, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ (juror’s award, purchase award)
2011 Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY
2010 Slideluck Potshow Philadelphia (projection)
2010 New Normal, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (juror’s award)
2010 Flash Forward 2010, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada (honorable mention award)
2010 National Juried Competition, The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY (honorable mention award)
2010 Introductions 2010, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA 2009 New York Festival of Photography (projection), New York, NY
2009 Do 1 Thing, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland ME
2009 Documentary, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2008 Onward ‘08, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Hey, Hot Shot!, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Heart Gallery of New Jersey, traveling exhibition

Collections Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME
The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
The Center for Urban Research and Learning, Chicago, IL
The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

Photographic diptych by photographer Noah Addis. 

Left: Untitled, 2021 Right: Terence, 2020

Photographic diptych by photographer Noah Addis. 

Left: Malachi, 2019; Right: Untitled, 2020

Photographic diptych by photographer Noah Addis. 

Left: Untitled, 2021 Right: Roarie, 2019