Cyndie Burkhardt (b. Cape May, NJ, USA) is a New York City-based photographer and digital storyteller, working across video, podcasting, and still photography. She’s passionate about travel and exploring issues related to culture, lifestyle, tradition, and place, and she’s dedicated to creating thought-provoking work that affects positive social change.


  • International Center of Photography, New York, NY | Certificate, New Media/Visual Storytelling
  • New York University, New York, NY | MA, Liberal Arts
  • University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA | BFA, Photography & Graphic Design


2016 — How Did I Get Here;  travel influences perception and identity
2012 — Kid’s Play Rwanda;  sports teaches kids life skills and gender equality
2010 — Baltic States and the Norwegian Coast;  art, culture, and stunning fjords
2006 — Mystical Israel;  places of sacred and historical significance
2006 — Food Culture, Sicily;  chocolate, wine, fish, and volcanoes
2005 — The Official Unofficial Band Tour of Ireland;  Ireland and Northern Ireland
2004 — Indochina Welcomes You;  people, culture, landscapes, architecture
1999 — Farolitos de Havana;  Cuban people and street life
1997 — Chinese Tradition and the Contemporary Landscape;  illustrating an evolution


2018 —  Cuba Today, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2018 —  Cuba Today, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2017 —  Farolitos de Havana, Mad Batter, Cape May, NJ
2016 —  Another Kind of Paradise, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2008 —  Island Culture: The Streets of Havana and Landscapes of Sicily, Mad Batter, Cape May, NJ
2007 —  Somewhere in Sicily, The Cupping Room, New York, NY
2005 —  Indochina Welcomes You, Mad Batter, Cape May, NJ
2005 —  Indochina Welcomes You, Kiev, New York, NY
2004 —  Farolitos de Havana, The Pelican Club, Cape May, NJ
2003 —  Cape May, NJ, Mad Batter, Cape May, NJ
2003 —  Farolitos de Havana, together with video screening of Havana Ride, Void Performance Space, New York, NY
2003 —  Farolitos de Havana, together with Cuban music performance, Triad Theater, New York, NY
2003 —  Farolitos de Havana, Hannah’s Lava Lounge, New York, NY
1998 —  As I See It, Fotolab Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
1997 —  From My Eyes, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY
1997 —  From My Eyes, Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China


  • Cape May Star & Wave, Mad Batter to host photo exhibit, June 14, 2017, p. A8
  • Sure Guide, Mad Batter to host Cape May native’s photo exhibit of Cuba, June 14-20, 2017, p. 10
  • The Sandpaper South, Cape May-born photographer returns to exhibit work, June 2, 2017, p. 19
  • ShoreNewsToday.com/The Gazette of Cape May, Cape May-born photographer returns to exhibit work, May 27, 2017
  • TheCultureTrip.com, Travel, A Raw Glimpse of Street Life in Havana, Cuba, January 6, 2017
  • pdnonline.com, Fashion Week: The Outside View as Seen by Photographer Cyndie Burkhardt, October 2008
  • stylist.com (AOL Living), Style Sheet: New York Fashion Week, September 2008
  • AAA World/Mid-Atlantic Magazine, AAA Member Snapshot, Jan/Feb 2007, p. 74-75, Mar/ Apr 2007, p. 20-21, May/Jun 2007 p. 32-33, July/Aug 2007, p. 16-17
  • ZEEK: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Wall Relief at Yad Vashem, Spring 2007, p. 58
  • CNNMoney.com, International News, Vietnam Open For Business, April 29, 2005
  • A. George, G. Peress, M. Shulan (editors), Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs, Scalo 2002


  • Real Time Curation for the inaugural exhibition of International Center of Photography’s new museum opening on the Bowery, New York, NY, Public, Private, Secret, June 23, 2016-January 8, 2017
  • Produced ICP Hack the Photo, the first-ever hackathon at International Center of Photography, New York, NY, April 30-May 1, 2016; April 29-30, 2017