Andy Nelson is a photojournalist at The Register-Guard Newspaper in Eugene, Oregon. He rejoined the Register-Guard in July 2014 where he had worked previously from 1988 - 1997.
Prior to re-joining The Register-Guard he was the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University where he taught photojournalism and multimedia storytelling.
Before his appointment at Kansas State, Nelson was an independent photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His work with NGOs is designed to provide storytelling solutions that combine compelling photography and audio. He creates pieces that help the viewer better understand the daily life of people around the world and how organizations are working to improve their condition for a better future. The pieces can be used on a variety of media platforms - television, web and in print.
From 1997 to 2008, he was the Washington, DC-based staff photographer for The Christian Science Monitor. He has covered stories in more than 30 countries, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tsunami recovery efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, Kosovo refugee crisis, three U.S. presidential campaigns, the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton and numerous feature stories throughout the United States and worldwide.
His work has won awards in the Pictures of the Year competition as well as the White House News Photographers Association annual contest.