Andrea Sonnenberg

Apr 14, 2013

San Francisco

Andrea Sonnenberg is a 23-year-old documentary photographer currently residing in the beautiful city of San Francisco, where she was born and raised. As a self-taught artist, Andrea has been shooting with 35 mm film since she was 14 years old. Her photographs depict the antics of her friends and herself in a unique and passionate fashion, giving the viewer an intimate glimpse into another world; a world that is simultaneously beautiful and horrifying. Her mastery of the medium is in part due to the perseverance and dedication she has devoted to her practice, as well as, her raw talent and ability to spot these instances. Known by the moniker Teen-Witch, Andrea is a part of the DRUGS crew collective, and in 2011 her photos were exhibited at MOCA as a part of the “Art In the Streets Exhibition.”

Andrea, like her photographs, wears her heart on her sleeve, and it is her unapologetic sense of honesty that has won the hearts of people all around the world. She documents the transition from adolescence to adulthood in such a fashion that it is hard not to feel a strong connection to the trials and triumphs of the subjects she captures. Her work aesthetically captures the youth culture that currently defines the international street scene while maintaining investment in subject matter specific to San Francisco. She fearlessly tackles issues such as sex, drugs, poverty, and vandalism within the city, and does so with a masterful awareness of natural light and space that are unique to San Francisco. These conscious relationships to local places, people, and phenomena would not be possible without Andrea’s history and dedication to this city.

All of these dynamic factors have made Andrea Sonnenberg one of the most important artistic voices of San Francisco’s youth today.

Guerrero Gallery

April 13 – April 28, 2013
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110