Andrea Modica

(1960) American


Andrea Modica was born in Brooklyn in 1960 and holds a BFA from State University of New York College at Purchase and an MFA from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, LIFE, and Newsweek, among others. She is perhaps best know for her monograph Treadwell, which follows the struggles of a young girl Barbara and her large family in the rural town of Treadwell, New York, from 1986 to 1995. Modica’s interest is in the relationships between and psychology of her subjects, and to that end many of her photographs in Treadwell are staged.
Modica’s works are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of Art, among others. She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 and currently is an associate professor of photography at Drexel University. Modica also teaches at the International Center of Photography.
Mary O'Donnell Hulme
Modica, Andrea. Andrea Modica: At the Edge of Fiction. Syracuse, NY: LIght Work, 2001.
Modica, Andrea. Barbara. Berlin: Nazraeli Press, 2004.
Modica, Andrea. Human Being. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2001.
Modica, Andrea. Minor League. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.
Modica, Andrea. Real Indians: Portraits of Contemporaty Native Americans and America's Tribal Colleges. New York: Melcher Media, 2003.
Modica, Andrea. Treadwell: Photographs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996.
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