Amanda Rivkin is an American photographer based in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work has been published in numerous American and European publications including The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Le Monde, The London Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, and others.
Amanda was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to photograph in Azerbaijan in 2011-2012; a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to photograph life along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey in 2010; 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. Recently she was named the recipient of a Poynter Fellowship at Yale University to give a lecture last fall on her work photographing protests, pipelines and women in Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Her work has been included in the American Photography anthology, “The Year in Pictures” in The New York Times and Newsweek, as well as featured by Amateur Photographer, CNN, Freelens and WBEZ NPR Chicago. 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, including the 2012 Aleppo International Photography Festival held during the country’s civil war, as well as projected at the Cortona on the Move Festival in Cortona, Italy.
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, Catalan, Russian and Slovak, and read French. Currently, Amanda is represented by the prestigious VII Photo Agency where she is in the VII Mentor Program partnered with veteran conflict photographer Ron Haviv.