Amanda Rivkin

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Amanda Rivkin is an American photojournalist 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 Weekend Radio, and Voice of Russia. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Spain and Syria. 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, can get by in Azeri/Turkish, Bosnian/Serbo-Croat, Catalan, Russian and Slovak, and read French.

Amanda was the recipient of a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to photograph life along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in 2010 and in 2014 to photograph the postwar reconstruction of Bosnia; a Poynter Fellowship at Yale University to give a lecture, “Protests, Pipelines and Women: Photojournalism in Turkey and Azerbaijan" in the fall of 2013; a Fulbright grant to photograph in Azerbaijan in 2011-2012; and a McCloy Fellowship in Journalism from the American Council on Germany to report in Germany and Poland on the controversial Center Against Expulsions in 2007. Her work has been included in American Photography 26 and Pictures of the Year in The New York Times and Newsweek in 2009.