"The most beautiful thing about photography is that I'm always rewarded when I put in the time. I think that's a really wonderful life lesson that I don't think I'm very good at applying to everything in my life."
From Amy's recent interview on Robin Moore's No Filter Photography Podcast
Durango Film Festival Offical Selection
Journey behind the camera and into the Iraq war as National Geographic photographer, Matt Moyer, is saved by the selfless and heroic act of his Iraqi fixer. This is a film about friendship, loss, and the bonds formed in life’s most extreme moments.
Amy was one of the 8 photographers featured in National Geographic's PROOF article 8 Photos that Inspired Action, which features National Geographic photographers who's photographs have inspired change over time.
"This image is from a story I did on food insecurity in America with writer Tracie McMillan. The young boy is climbing into an empty freezer that should be full, but his family, like so many others in our country, struggles to get food—especially healthy food—on their table. In fact, in 2014 over 48 million Americans lived in food insecure households.
There are a number of brave families who opened their homes and lives to help tell this story. It’s not an easy or comfortable topic to be the subject of, but they valued sharing their story and letting others know they’re not alone. As with most of my stories, I won’t ever know all the ripple effects, but I was very moved to find out that a number of readers reached out to one of the subjects and her family with donations. One let her know she was “inspired” by her story. She inspired me as well." —Amy Toensing
from Matt and Amy
Food insecurity exists in all parts of America - from rural towns to urban cities. Amy photographed families who, faced with this challenge, decided to live off their own land. Amy was fortunate enough to work with Green Mountain Farm to School to highlight the work they do to bring healthy food to schools in rural Vermont.
Amy will be exhibiting her series Aboriginal Australia at Think Tank Gallery in Los Angeles, California from November 6th - 7th.
Amy is exhibiting her series In the Shadows: Urban Refugee Children, in the online exhibition Free To Be. Arttn Gallery partnered with the non-for-profit organization Not for Sale, who's mission is to end human trafficking. Ten percent of gross revenue will go to Not for Sale. Click here to support this cause.
Amy traveled from Essex, New York to Los Angeles, California photographing families that live alternatively off the grid.
Matt and Amy traveled to Saratoga Springs to capture the life of this vibrant town. One of the key aspects of its culture is the elaborate polo matches and horse racing events that take place each summer. Read the story here.