Cheney Orr was born in Arizona and raised in New York City. His first long-term photo essay documenting his father’s journey with early-onset Alzheimer's was published by The New York Times Lens Blog in 2018.
Cheney is the founder of Picturing Care, a participatory media project focused on family caregiving.
He is a FAA Part 107-certified and insured drone pilot.
As of Fall 2021, Cheney is based out of the midwest in Bloomington, Indiana.
After spending his 20's primarily as a construction worker and production assistant, at the end of 2019 Cheney left his hometown of Brooklyn and dedicated himself to fully pursuing a photographic career. He carries with him an unrelenting work ethic and a commitment to tell human stories with with honesty, integrity and an open heart.
Instagram Portfolio: @orr_photo
CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS
Reuters, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, The New York Times, Buzzfeed News, CNN, NBC, BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Aljazeera, TIME, The Globe and Mail, Politico, The Intercept, Gothamist, The New York Post, Curbed NY, VAGA Magazine, Entropic Magazine
2020 - The Lonka Project - (Group Exhibition) - United Nations Headquarters, NYC
2019 - Some People EVERY Body - (Group Exhibition) - Chicago
2019 - The Underground Almanac - ICP - (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2018 - J20 - Ted Gusek Studio - (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2017 -Juxtapose Clubhouse - (Group Exhibition) - Miami
2017 - We Brought it to New York - Superchief Gallery - (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2016 -Flagship Grand Opening - Superchief Gallery - (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2016 - American Splendor - Head Too Heavy Gallery - (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2015 - And Tomorrow - City Bird Gallery -(Group Exhibition) - NYC
2014 - A Future Uncertain: Young in Ukraine - Ukrainian Institute of America - (Solo Exhibition) - NYC
2013 - Fifteen Warren (Group Exhibition) - NYC
2013 - An Art Installation at Max Fish (Group Exhibition) - NYC