Andrew West has been a photographer at the News-Press in Fort Myers since 1996. He covers general news and documentary assignments for the newspaper. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
In addition to photographing local news and events, he has documented events throughout the country and parts of the world. Some of the highlights of his career include the following: covering all the hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005 as well as Katrina in 2005; documenting a climbing trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2001; ; chronicling the working cowboys at the Babcock Ranch in 2006. Traveling to Haiti multiple times to photograph Hurricane Jean and the earthquake in 2010 and 2011. Chronicling the working cowboys at the Babcock Ranch in 2006. His latest project was an in-depth look at the Florida Miccosukee, Seminole and Traditional native culture.