Andy Nelson was the director and co-producer for the hour-long award-winning documentary, Give Me Sight.
Nelson is a photographer and multimedia producer with more than 25 years of visual storytelling experience. He has traveled on assignment in the United States and abroad to cover such wide-ranging stories as the war in Iraq, food insecurity in Africa, the aftermath of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, and the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Nelson lives in Eugene, Oregon where he is a visual journalist with The Register-Guard newspaper. He began his career in Eugene in 1988 and returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 after working in Washington, DC, Bangkok, Thailand, and Manhattan, Kansas. From 1997 to 2008, he was the Washington, DC-based staff photographer for The Christian Science Monitor where he 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. Andy’s work has won awards in the Pictures of the Year competition as well as the White House News Photographers Association annual contest.
In 2008, Nelson moved to Thailand where he worked on multimedia projects for NGOs and covered breaking news events in Southeast Asia. From 2010 to 2014, Nelson was the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University sharing his insights and experience with a new generation of journalists.