AMY THOMPSON AVISHAI
Sonia, Walden Pond, Massachusetts

AMY THOMPSON AVISHAI

CV

Exhibitions

PHOTOSTOP Gallery, solo show, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, White River Junction, Vermont, 2012.

Critical Mass Top 50 traveling group show: Across the Divide, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon and RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, California, 2011

Alliance Française, solo show, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, Boston, 2011

Remis Gallery, solo show, The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts, 2010

Griffin Museum of Photography, 15th Juried Group Exhibition, juror: Catherine Edelman, Winchester, Massachusetts, 2009

Panopticon Gallery of Photography, Four Points of View, group show, Boston, 2009

International Museum of Women, San Francisco, featured museum pick, online exhibition, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, 2009

Photo Resource Center, Northeast Exposure, Emerging Artist of the Month, online exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2006

First in the Nation, juried group show of four decades of New Hampshire presidential elections, New Hampshire Historical Society’s Tuck Library, 2001

Washington Center for Photography, Your Shot, Our Show, juried group show, Washington, D.C. 1995

Awards/Honors

Best Art Exhibit of the Year 2012, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, PHOTOSTOP Gallery, Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont

Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, 2011, Young Mennonites and Bok Choy, Cambodia

Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers2010, Young Mennonites series, Ohio

Critical Mass Finalist 2009, Faith, Violence and Visitors series, Cambodia

Nomination, Women to Watch 2007 biennial exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers 2006, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco

Recipient, Fulbright fellowship, Morocco, 2003–2004

Recipient, Paul Schutzer Memorial Award for Advanced Documentary Work, Ohio University, 2003

Featured photographer, National Geographic, “ZipUSA: Athens, Ohio 45701”, January 2003

Recipient, Grant from the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Ohio University, Cambodia, 2003

Guest Presentations and Benefit Auctions

Benefiting Underprivileged Schoolgirls in Morocco, Fifth Annual Anniversary Gala, The Moroccan Society of Houston, Texas, 2010

Guest Presenter, Colloquium, Visual Journalists Reporting in Asia, Center for Asian Studies and Center for African Studies, Michigan State University, 2010

Guest Presenter, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, 2009

Photo Resource Center Benefit Auction, juried selection, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009

GIRLS’ LEAP Benefit Auction, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009

Selected Publications

Women’s Review of Books, Amy Thompson Avishai: Revealing a Hidden World, by Leslie K. Brown, published by Wellesley College, 2011

SocialDocumentary.net, SPOTLIGHT: Girls’ Education and Daily Life in Rural Morocco, 2010

Tuesday; An Art Project, letter-pressed journal of poems, photographs and prints, published biannually, Cambodia series featured, 2009

Verve: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers (blog), Cambodia series featured, 2008

Professional Experience

Photography instructor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2007–present

Staff photographer, The Valley News, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, 1998–2001

Freelance photographer, The New York Times, Washington, D.C. bureau, 1996–1997

Education

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Master of Arts in photography, School of Visual Communication, Ohio University, Athens,

Ohio, 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Michigan State University, 1992