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Cyndie Burkhardt Photographer & Digital Storyteller

(CYNDIE BURKHARDT) Cyndie Burkardt, July 5, 2017

Cyndie Burkhardt (b. Cape May, NJ, USA) is a New York City-based photographer and digital storyteller, working across video, podcasting, and still photography. She’s passionate about travel and exploring issues related to culture, lifestyle, tradition, and place, and she’s dedicated to creating thought-provoking work that affects positive social change.

The relationship between travel and connecting with others has been a long-standing interest for Burkhardt. It’s given rise to a mindset that travel has the power to shape a person’s outlook on life – perception, identity, tolerance. She’s resolved to create multi-faceted work that has a global context, where art not only gives voice to other cultures but encourages viewers to engage with those cultures. Sharing stories so that art becomes a conversation is her means of bringing people together, and part of a socially engaged practice.

Burkhardt’s work has been in several group and solo exhibitions in China, Czech Republic, and the United States. She’s received numerous accolades including a photography grant that resulted in a “best-in-show” award early in her career. She helped co-curate Public, Private, Secret, the inaugural exhibition of ICP’s new museum opening on the Bowery in 2016, and helped produce ICP Hack the Photo, the first-ever hackathon at ICP’s school, in 2016 and 2017.

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