Bloomington, Indiana    917.374.1413

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


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  Fellowship from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation 

2019  Eddie Adams XXXII Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY

2018  Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship (International Center of Photography)

2018  New York Times Portfolio Review

2017  Missouri PhotoWorkshop (Team Gilka Award) 


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

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