Amanda Rivkin is an American photographer whose work has been published in The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME, and others. Most recently, she worked with Art Works Projects and the Open Society Foundations to use documentary photography to tell stories with a human rights focus on such issues as childhood nutrition in Chicago and the refugee exodus to Europe for exhibitions and social media.
Amanda's work has been recognized with awards and honors from the American Council on Germany, American Photography, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, the Fulbright Program, the National Geographic Society, and elsewhere. She has spoken about her work at Yale University, Columbia College Chicago and the Telluride MountainFilm Festival and has given interviews about her work to the BBC World Service, National Geographic Explorers, National Geographic Weekend Radio, The New York Times Lens blog, TIME Lightbox, the Voice of America and other outlets. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Syria, and the United States.
Amanda holds degrees from the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish, and can get by in Azeri/Turkish, Bosnian/Serbo-Croat, Catalan, Russian and Slovak, and read French. She has lived in Spain, Poland, Hungary, Azerbaijan, and Turkey at various times since high school.
She currently lives in her hometown, Chicago.