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TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2019–present Founder and teacher, The Curious Eye: Mindfulness Photography Workshops and Retreats, Easthampton, MA 

2019 Teacher, Camp Glow It Up, Mindfulness Photography workshop, Northampton, MA 

2016–2017 Instructor, Griffin Museum of Photography, Street Photography, Winchester, MA 

2007–2016 Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Street Photography, Boston, MA  

2016 Instructor, Endicott College, Documentary Photography, Beverly, MA 

2014 Co-instructor, Fulbright workshop, Making Authentic Portraits, Washington, D.C. 

2009 Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Photographing Family, Boston, MA 

 

STAFF & FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE 

1998–2001 Staff photographer, The Valley News, West Lebanon, NH 

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

1994–1996 Photographer’s assistant, Leslie Clevenger Photography, Washington, D.C. 

1991–1993 Freelance photographer for various newspapers and magazines, including: The Detroit Free Press, The Lakeshore Press, The Grand Rapids Press, MI 

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS 

2019 What Now?, Save Art Space, Your Community, transforming advertising space into public art, Easthampton, MA, Juror: Frances Jakubek, Head of Exhibitions, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2013 Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, Simon Guggenheim Library, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 

2012 Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, PHOTOSTOP Gallery, White River Junction, VT 

2011 Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, The French Cultural Center (Alliance Française), Boston, MA 

2010 The Photographs of Amy Thompson Avishai, Remis Gallery, The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 

2020–2021 A Yellow Rose Project, photographic collaboration about the 19th Amendment. One hundred women were invited to participate from across the United States, ongoing traveling exhibition. University of New Mexico, University of Arkansas and more, co-founders: Frances Jakubek and Meg Griffiths 

2019 The Curated Fridge, Winter Show, Juror: Sarah Kennel, Byrne Family Curator at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, former Assistant Curator at National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

2018 On the Outside, Berlin Blue Art Gallery, Curator: Alexa Becker, acquisitions editor, Kehrer Verlag publisher, Berlin, Germany 

2016 [Photo]gogues: New England, faculty members from the region, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli and Frances Jakubek, Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center, , Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA 

2015 New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum of Art, Sofia, Framingham, MA 

2015 Atelier 22, Griffin Museum of Photography, Long Days, Short Years, Winchester, MA 

2014 CONNECTIONS, U.S. Fulbright alumni, Atrium Gallery, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. 

2012 Investing in Women and Girls, The World Bank, in conjunction with the Law, Justice and Development Conference, Washington, D.C. 

2011 Across the Divide, Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers, traveling show, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR and RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA 

2011 Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Secret, Morocco, Framingham, MA 

2009 15th Juried Group Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Study Time in the Dormitory, Morocco, Winchester, MA, Juror: Catherine Edelman, Founder & Owner, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2009 Four Points of View, Panopticon Gallery of Photography, Boston, MA 

2001 First in the Nation, four decades of New Hampshire presidential elections, New Hampshire Historical Society Tuck Library, Newt Gingrich, Concord, NH  

1995 Your Shot, Our Show, Washington Center for Photography, Fix Me Up, St. Petersburg, Russia, Washington, D.C. 

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS 

2003–2004 Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco 

2002 Five-month photographic research grant to Cambodia, Peace, Violence and Visitors, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University, Athens, OH 

 

OTHER AWARDS & HONORS 

2018 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, three Honorable Mentions, five Finalists 

2018 Invited to exhibit, 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona (Barcelona Foto Biennale), Spain 

2016 New York Center for Photographic Arts, Juror’s Selection, Portals, Baltimore Airport, USA, Juror: Darren Ching of Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2012 Owl Awards, Best Art Exhibit of the Year, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco, PHOTOSTOP Gallery, Upper Valley, NH and VT 

2012 Lucie Foundation’s International Photography Awards, honorable mention, Baltimore, USA, Los Angeles, CA  

2011 Prix de la Photographie, bronze award, reportage, Bok Choy, Cambodia, Paris, France  

2011 Prix de la Photographie, bronze award, series, Young Mennonites, Paris, France  

2010 PhotoLucida Critical Mass, Top 50 Photographers, Young Mennonites  

2009 PhotoLucida Critical Mass, Finalist, Peace, Violence and Visitors, Cambodia 

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

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

2003 Paul Schutzer (Life magazine photographer) Memorial Award for Advanced Documentary Work, Ohio University, Athens, OH 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & ONLINE EXHIBITIONS 

2020 Post Pause, works created during the pandemic, Easthampton City Arts, juror: Maggie Nowinski 

2020 Fraction Magazine, 12th Anniversary Issue, Holding On, Letting Go 

2018 Home, Don’t Smile, print & online, curated by Davida Carta, Founder and Curator, Underexposed Magazine 

2011 Women’s Review of Books, Amy Thompson Avishai: Revealing a Hidden World, published by Wellesley College, by Leslie K. Brown, Curator at Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA 

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

2009 Tuesday; An Art Project, letter-pressed journal of poems, photographs and prints, Peace, Violence and Visitors, Cambodia, Arlington, MA 

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

2006 Photo Resource Center, Emerging Artist of the Month, Northeast Exposure, Within These Walls, solo online exhibition, Boston, MA 

2003 National Geographic, ZipUSA: Athens, Ohio 45701, featured photographer 

1998-2001 The Valley News, numerous assignments, West Lebanon, NH 

1996–1997 The New York Times, numerous assignments, Washington, D.C. bureau 

1992 The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI 

1991–1993 The Grand Rapids Press, numerous assignments, Grand Rapids, MI 

1991–1993 The Lakeshore Press, numerous assignments, Holland, MI 

 

ONLINE FEATURES & GALLERIES 

2018 Featureshoot, featured, In Our Backyard, Massachusetts, USA, Sydney, Australia 

2018 Lensculture, galleries by invitation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2018 Art Photo Index, galleries by invitation, hosted by Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM  

2017 Fraction Media, featured photo, Hotel Pool, Albuquerque, NM  

2008 Verve: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers, featured, Mr. Lai, Cambodia, Portland, OR 

2008 Photobetty, Women in Photography, featured, Study Time in the Dormitory, Morocco 

 

PRESENTATIONS & PANELS 

2014 Fulbright Panel: Can Photography Make a Difference?, Atrium Gallery, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. 

2013 Within These Walls, Global Understanding Convention: Transforming Global Dialogue to Achieve a Sustainable Future, Simon Guggenheim Library, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 

2012 Challenges to Girls’ Education and Documenting Change in the Middle East and North Africa, in association with Dartmouth College, PHOTOSTOP Gallery, White River Junction, VT 

2011 Peace, Violence and Visitors, Cambodia, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, St. Louis, MO  

2010 Approaching the Subject: Faith, Violence and Visitors, Cambodia and Within These Walls, Morocco, Center for Asian Studies and Center for African Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

2010 A Journey of Seeing, The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA 

2009 Within These Walls, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 

 

REVIEWING & JURYING EXPERIENCE 

2016 Guest Reviewer, New England Portfolio Reviews, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 

2014 Juror, Elden Murray Photo Competition, Hanover, NH 

2010 Guest Reviewer, Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA 

 

BENEFIT AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS 

2018 The Art Salon Red Dot Dash Benefit Exhibition, Northampton Center for the Arts, Novice Monk, Luang Prabang, Laos, Northampton, MA 

2010 Benefiting Underprivileged Schoolgirls in Morocco, Fifth Annual Anniversary Gala, The Moroccan Society of Houston, Within These Walls: Educating Girls in Rural Morocco series, Houston, TX 

2009 Photo Resource Center Benefit Auction, Study Time in the Dormitory, Morocco, Boston, MA 

2009 GIRLS’ LEAP Benefit Auction, Soaring at Recess, Boston, MA 

2003 Supporting Students in Need, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University, Novice Monk, Luang Prabang, Laos, Athens, OH 

 

EDUCATION 

2021–2022 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, 2-year intensive with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, The Awareness Institute and The Greater Good Science Center, University of California at Berkeley, CA 

2020–2022 Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification with Sean Fargo, Mindfulness Exercises, Berkeley, CA 

2007 Master of Arts in photography, School of Visual Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH 

1992 Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Humanities (English, French, photography), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI