Andrew Feiler was named “Book Photographer of the Year” by Prix de la Photographie Paris in 2022 and A Better Life for Their Children won the gold medal for documentary book. The book also won the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2022 first place for documentary book. It has been honored with an Eric Hoffer Award, an Axiom Award Gold Medal, and a Book, Jacket, and Journal Award from the Association of University Presses.
Andrew Feiler's photography is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Photographs from A Better Life for Their Children were chosen for inclusion in Portrait of Humanity 2022 published by the British Journal of Photography.
The traveling exhibition of A Better Life for Their Children will be on view at
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee,
August 18, 2022 - January 2, 2023.
Composer Doug Hooker crafted a symphony inspired by Andrew Feiler's photography. This composition tells the full sweep of the role education has played in bringing African Americans into the promise of America. The symphony, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color, takes its title from that of Feiler's first book. The world premiere of the symphony took place February 6, 2022, at the Ferst Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Addition performances are planned.
Work from A Better Life for Their Children was selected as a finalist for Photo Israel's Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography and was on display in Tel Aviv in 2021.
A Better Life for Their Children was part of Photoville's international outdoor exhibition The Fence displayed in eleven cities in the United States and Canada, 2020-2021.
A Better Life for Their Children was named a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 portfolio for 2020.
Andrew Feiler has joined the Advisory Council of the campaign to create the Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park. Soon to be the first national park to honor a Jewish American.
Selected media for A Better Life for Their Children:
Wall Street Journal, The 4,978 Schools that Changed America, 2021
Smithsonian, Inside the Rosenwald Schools, 2021
Architect, The Architecture of Rosenwald Schools, 2021
CBS This Morning, Impact of Rosenwald Schools, 2021
Georgia Public Broadcasting, Political Rewind, Interview, 2021