Alumni Profile: Andrew DiCristina

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Director, editor, cinematographer, and artist–these are the words that Andrew DiCristina uses to describe his work. Andrew’s dual-major in English (Writing) and Film (Production)–and his training in critical thinking and seeing the world from different cultural perspectives–provided the liberal arts education that helped launch his career. 

ABOUT-MEWithin a month of graduating from Keene State College Andrew (BA English and Film Studies 2014) moved to Alaska and began work as a photojournalist. As a photojournalist based in Alaska, Andrew is able to do something new and different each day: he has ridden in the Iditarod champion’s dogsled, explored a coal mine in subzero temperatures, strapped himself inside an open plane to film a paratrooper exercise, and live-broadcasted a visit from the President of the United States, Barack Obama. His work is an adventure that, in Andrew’s words, “keeps things interesting for a kid from Massachusetts.”

In 2015, Andrew shot and cut a three-part series on the Seavey family. Dallas Seavey and his father are both multi-time Iditarod champions, and Dallas’ grandfather organized and raced in the first Iditarod. Andrew’s series is available on You Tube: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, and his personal edit of the interviews and footage is available on Vimeo at Trailblazers. Andrew’s story is also featured in the October 2015 edition of KSC’s Newsline Magazine

Winter Sunday in Steward, Alaska, photo

Winter Sunday in Steward, Alaska, photo Andrew DiCristina

Interested in learning more about Andrew’s creative work? There are many routes to travel: check out his Web Site, Blog, and Vimeo Site, follow him on Twitter, or browse his Flickr Archive of photographs.

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