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. She 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, Voice of America and Voice of Russia. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Spain and Syria and she holds degrees from the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College. Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish, Amanda can get by in Azeri/Turkish, Bosnian/Serbo-Croat, Catalan, Russian and Slovak, and read French. Her work has been recognized with awards and honors from the American Council on Germany, American Photography, the Fulbright Program, the National Geographic Society, Yale University and elsewhere.