Author of the Amazon Best-Seller photo book Children of Grass, B.A. Van Sise is also a frequent contributor to the Village Voice and Buzzfeed, and one of the world's busiest travel photographers. In addition to his roles as Nikon/AFAR travel photography ambassador and travel photography workshop instructor for Atlas Obscura, Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, has been featured on both the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, the Daily Mail, and on NPR. A number of his portraits of notable American poets are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.

His work as both a photographer and writer has been widely published. In addition to exhibitions at the Center for Creative Photography, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, his work has previously appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and approximately 250 other publications. His written work has appeared in Poets & Writers, the North American Review, the Southampton Review, and Eclectica, among many others. His wedding work has earned him Editors' Choice Award three years in a row from Two Bright Lights, as well as The Knot's Photographer of the Year. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and a National Press Photographer's Association award-winner.

He holds one degree from Fordham University for Visual Arts and another for Modern Languages: a polyglot, he is fluent or conversational in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Russian. A military reservist, he frequently undertakes public affairs projects for the United States Coast Guard, is an instructor for the U.S. Army Storytelling Workshop, and is a judge for the Army's Brumfield Mass Communications Competition. In addition to his photography and authorship, Van Sise is a member of the National Arts Club, the National Press Photographers' Association, the New York Press Photographers' Association, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, and the St. Andrew's Society of New York; he also serves on the board of directors of the Amore Opera Company.


Selected Exhibitions:

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona | six month solo exhibition | A Portrait of Poetry

Fotografiska, New York, New York. | solo exhibition | Children of Grass

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, New York | permanent public solo exhibition | Eyewitness

Mountain Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri | three month solo exhibition | One Second

Factory Gallery, New York, New York | one month solo exhibition | Self|Destruction

Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, California | group exhibition | What's in Your World?

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts | group exhibition | PlayTime

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY | group exhibition | Whitney Biennial

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona | group exhibition | The Qualities of LIGHT

Praxis Photographic Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota | group exhibition | Words, Words, Words

Centro Millepiani, Rome, Italy | group exhibition | Transitions and Displacements

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Venice, Italy | group exhibition | imMigration

Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, California | group exhibition | Learning to Love You More

Departure Studios Gallery, New York, NY | group exhibition | Night & Day


Permanent Collections:

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

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