Noah Addis is a photographer currently based in Philadelphia. He has had solo and small group exhibitions of his work at Pictura Gallery, Loyola University Museum of Art, The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, The Main Line Arts Center and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. 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. His work is also included in the Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
He was chosen to participate in The Summer Show Project at the Foley Gallery in New York and has been awarded fellowships from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Independence Foundation and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation. He was selected as a winner of the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Portfolio Competition.
Addis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in Photography. Shortly after graduation, he was hired as a staff photographer at the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, NJ. While at the newspaper he completed many major projects. In 1999 he worked on a story about the growth of Christianity in Africa. In 2001 he covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks, first at the Pentagon and later in New York. In 2003 he traveled unilaterally to Iraq to document the immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad. In 2006 he produced a series of large-format portraits and architectural photographs of an American high school. In 2007 he told the story of a family after the father, a police officer, was shot in the line of duty.
He is currently working on a long-term project focusing on informal settlements and unplanned growth in the world's major cities.