Noah Addis been working as an artist, photojournalist and documentary photographer for more than fifteen years. His work has been published in major publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, People, US News & World Report, Life’s Year in Pictures and many others.
Addis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in Photography. He also studied at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.
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.
Addis was part of a team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2005 for coverage of the resignation of New Jersey’s Governor. He was awarded the New Jersey Photographer of the Year award three times and was the runner-up in the portfolio category of the National Press Photographer’s Association Best of Photojournalism contest. Addis has won several awards in the Pictures of the Year International contest.
He is now freelancing and is represented by the Corbis photo agency in New York. In 2010 he had solo exhibitions of his work at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia(CFEVA) and was awarded a career development fellowship from CFEVA.
In 2011 he will have a solo exhibition of his work at the Loyola University Art Museum and will participate in The Summer Show Project at the Foley Gallery in New York. His work is held in public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Addis is currently working on two major projects, one focusing on informal settlements and unplanned growth in the world's major cities and a second on the Colorado River and how it has affected the development of the American West. He was recently awarded fellowships from the Independence Foundation and the George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.