Andy Nelson
Give Me Sight Foundation

Andy Nelson is a documentary filmmaker, photojournalist and multimedia storyteller. He was the producer and director of “Give Me Sight,” the documentary film about Dr. Haines and the Give Me Sight Foundation’s work in Myanmar.

Nelson has worked as a staff photographer at The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene since 2014. Before returning to Eugene, he was the R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University from 2010 to 2014. Prior to his appointment at K-State, Nelson was an independent photojournalist and multimedia producer based in Bangkok, Thailand. From 1997 to 2008, he was the Washington, DC-based staff photographer for The Christian Science Monitor where he covered stories in more than 30 countries, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tsunami recovery efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, three U.S. presidential campaigns, the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton and numerous feature stories throughout the United States and worldwide. Nelson was a staff photographer at The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon from 1988 to 1997. 

His work has won awards in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition as well as the White House News Photographers Association annual contest.