Amy Thompson Avishai, American-born, was raised in Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Belgium. She returned to the U.S. for college and later began freelancing out the New York Times’ Washington D.C. bureau.
Amy is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant, South East Asia Studies Grant, Paul Schutzer Memorial Award for Advanced Documentary Work and has twice been recognized by PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass - Top 50 Photographers, Prix de la Photographie, Lucie Foundation’s International Photography Awards and was a featured photographer in National Geographic magazine. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the United States.
Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, exhibited at PHOTOSTOP Gallery, was awarded Best Art Exhibit of the Year in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire in 2012. The project has also been used to support girls’ education in Morocco.
Amy teaches photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
She is available for commissioned work worldwide.