- Amy Thompson Avishai
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Born on an army base in Virginia, Amy was raised in Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Belgium. She returned to the U.S. for college and later began freelancing out of The New York Times' D.C. bureau.
Awards include a Fulbright Grant (Morocco), SE Asia Studies Grant (Cambodia), The Paul Schutzer Memorial Award for Advanced Documentary Work, PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass (2006) – Top 50 Photographers.
Her work has also been recognized by Verve: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers, National Geographic magazine, The International Museum of Women (San Francisco), The Photo Resource Center (Boston), Griffin Museum of Photography and Panopticon Gallery (Boston).
Amy currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.