Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Andre Woodard is a fine art photographer whose works evoke a dreamlike and surreal approach to the photographic medium, exploring conceptual art and digital manipulation to convey ideas of sexual, personal, and racial identity through internal conflicts. Woodard is influenced by personal experiences he went through while discovering his identity – he is gay and African-American, both of which are historical subjects of discrimination. He uses his art to accent the ideas of separation between him and the viewer, specifically those that may not resonate with the problems within minority groups in contemporary culture. "The voices of the individual deserve to be heard: especially those of the outnumbered," states Woodard. Andre Woodard earned his BFA in Photography from Lamar University (2017). He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is pursuing his MFA in Photography at The University of New Mexico.