AMANDA RIVKIN is a photographer and writer who has received grants from the International Women's Media Fund Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, two Young Explorers Grants from the National Geographic Society as well as fellowships from Fulbright, the Dart Center at Columbia University, Yale University, and elsewhere. Her recent work, “Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain,” commissioned by Art Works Projects around the issue of child nutrition in Chicago, has been exhibited at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan at the time of the food-themed Expo offshoot in città, the American Corner in Trieste, and during “Hunger Week” at Loyola University in Chicago. She has photographed gender, security and military issues in Eastern Europe and the United States.
Amanda holds degrees from the Georgetown University Edmund Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service in security studies, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College. She speaks fluent Spanish, Polish and Portuguese and can get by in several other linguistically similar languages. Her work has been published widely in the United States and Europe including in Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME and elsewhere. She currently lives in her hometown, Chicago.