Amanda is a Canadian-born documentary photographer. Having grown up in a town of less than 200 people in northern Alberta, she's comfortable in small and unusual places. Her documentary work focuses on themes relating to culture and connection to place. She has also worked for Indigenous groups, government, and industry within the context of resource development and communities. 

Photography has been a lifelong passion for Amanda, but it wasn’t until she started her Masters in Intercultural and International Relations that she began to cultivate her use of documentary photography. In 2018, she was named one of the 100 Top Emerging Photographers in the FlashForward competition by the Magenta Foundation. She has since been published in The Narwhal, Up Here Magazine, and National Geographic. She currently resides in Yellowknife, NWT, where she hopes to add more regional diversity to Canadian documentary voice. She is also producer and co-founder 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, Photojournalism Award Finalist, Canadian Association of Journalists

2019-2021, Anderson Ranch, Advanced Mentor Studies, James 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 

2021, Photoville The Fence exhibit in Calgary's Olympic Plaza

Publications and News

With fur out of fashion, Indigenous trappers are endangered, National Geographic (by-line with Pat Kane)

Feels Like Coming Home: Life in Small Town Northern Alberta, True North Photo Journal

The pit of San Pedro: the life and death of a Canadian mine in Mexico, The Narwhal

Nuestro Cerro, AINT—BAD web feature

Q&A with Amanda Annand, Flash Forward Flash Back

Flash Forward 2018 Catalogue, Magenta Foundation

Un diario de México, The Modern Day Explorer

+1 (780) 689 9046 (Canada)

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