Andrea Kurland is Editor in Chief of Huck, a premium print magazine, website and film channel that celebrates independent culture. Prior to starting at Huck in 2006 – a month before the first issue went to press – Andrea studied International Development and Politics followed by a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. Since 2010, she's directed Huck's editorial line, overseeing original photography and journalism commissions from ideation through edit to publication.
In her personal work as a writer and filmmaker, she is drawn to human stories that unfold on the fringes, at the pressure points where counterculture and power politics collide. As an editor, Andrea is interested in the creative potential of transmedia storytelling and is working to bring Huck’s editorial voice to life as films, digital experiences, books, events, photography exhibitions and workshops.
Andrea has sat on photography judging panels for the Amnesty Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Independent Photography Festival (I.P.F), PhotoForum and Pilkington Prize, and has delivered talks on disruptive media and photography at the Tate Modern, BJP Breakthrough Sessions, PhotoForum and more. She served as a short film commissioner for Sheffield Doc/Fest's new initiative Doc/Dispatch, alongside four other commissioners from The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Field of Vision and The New York Times.