Amanda is a Canadian-born visual ethnographer. Having grown up in a town of less than 200 people in northern Alberta, she's comfortable in small and unusual places. Amanda spent the last two years living in Mexico while completing her MA in International and Intercultural Communications. Her academic and documentary work focuses on themes relating to culture and connection to place. She has worked for aboriginal groups, government, and co-management boards within the context of resource management and consultation.
Photography has been a lifelong passion for Amanda, but it wasn’t until she started her Masters in 2016 that she began to cultivate her use of documentary photography. In 2018, she was named one of the 100 Top Emerging Photographers in the Flash Forward competition by the Magenta Foundation. She currently resides in Yellowknife, NWT, where she hopes to add more regional diversity to Canadian documentary voice. She is currently the Vice-President of the Yellowknife-based Far North Photo Festival.
Awards, Reviews, and Workshops
2018, Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Magenta Foundation
2018, Review Santa Fe, CENTER
2018, Honorable Mention - Documentary and Reportage, The 12th Annual Julia Awards
2019-2021, Anderson Ranch, Advanced Mentor Studies, Jim Estrin and Ed Kashi
2018, The Other Art Fair – Print Swap/Feature Shoot group show, London
2018, Places Between – MUSE Projects group show at Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2018, Emerging Photographers #1 - Group exhibition for the European Month of Photography, BerlinBlue Art Gallery, Berlin
Publications and News
Nuestro Cerro, AINT—BAD web feature
Q&A with Amanda Annand, Flash Forward Flash Back
Un diario de México, The Modern Day Explorer
+1 (780) 689 9046 (Canada)