Emmy Award-winning photojournalist
Award-winning photojournalist Timm Andrews, 60, of Washington, DC, formerly of Dunkirk, NY and recently St Petersburg, FL, died on February 7 at the Capital Caring Center & Hospice in Aldie, Virginia after a courageous battle with lymphoma.
He was born in Dunkirk, the son of the late Edward J. Andrews and of social services and disabilities advocate Mary C. (Massing) Andrews, who passed away in 2019.
Timm was a graduate of Dunkirk High School Class of 1978, and studied Theatre Arts at Alfred State University and SUNY Fredonia which led him to Los Angeles, CA for his first career as stuntman and actor.
After years in front of the camera, he discovered the creative and professional satisfaction of communicating stories as a cameraman and photographer.
Timm completed advanced coursework in television, digital media and cinema studies at the University of California Los Angeles, Santa Monica College and the Hollywood Film Institute. His subsequent film work was featured on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, local news and media outlets, and various national news networks.
He received several awards for outstanding achievements including a television Emmy in 2005, numerous Associated Press filming and camerawork successes including being named 2006-2007 Videographer of the Year, and an Edward R. Murrow Award for Videography in 2007 for his compelling filming of the California wildfires.
Timm’s career in photo-journalism and cinematography had taken him to various global locations including Germany, Iraq, Nigeria. Mexico and Colombia. He had also done camera work for National Geographic and the television show COPS, as well as for several documentaries including a critically acclaimed series on community leaders who dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of at-risk youth for iMAGINE Productions.
He loved to photograph wildlife, as well as objects some might consider to be conventionally unattractive to find the essence of his subject and highlight its unique beauty and history. His landscape and nature photography has been showcased by the Morean Arts Center, Fine Art America, and other national galleries, and can viewed posthumously at https://www. timmandrewsphoto.com.
Timm was also an advocate for helping people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives with access to the arts through expressive, educational and vocational experiences. He was actively involved in the Creative Clay Community Arts Program in St. Petersburg, Florida which serves adult artists with neurodifferences where individuals of all ages and abilities are mentored, taught and empowered to become working artists who actively create, market and sell their work. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Timm Andrews and donations can be made at https:// www.creativeclay.org/ timm-andrews-memorial- fund.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Christina Vergara Andrews (Washington, DC), his sisters Carolyn Richardson and Donna Waters (St Petersburg, Florida); his brother, Thom Andrews (Cortland, NY) and by his many beloved nephews and niece.
The countless people who knew Timm most closely mourn the loss of their fun-loving, compassionate, creative, loving, kind friend; and his colleagues and photojournalism associates around the world will deeply miss his professionalism, talent and brilliance.
A celebration of Timm’s life will be held in the Spring, and family and friends will be notified. Online condolences can be posted at his Caring Bridge site https:// www.caringbridge.org /visit/t.andrews.