Amanda Voisard

Amanda Voisard was a judge in the 2011 Q2 Contest

Amanda Voisard is a Washington, D.C. based multimedia journalist who specializes in social issue short-form documentaries. Her assignments have ranged from wading through chest deep waters in search of residents devastated by hurricane Sandy, documenting the struggle of the Havasupai during their fight to protect their homeland from uranium mining, to photographing in Tahrir Square during the 1st anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. Most recently she spent four months in war-torn northern Uganda producing a documentary on the reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers back into their host communities.
Prior to this, she was a member of the award winning staff at The Palm Beach Post during which time her work was recognized by the Florida Press Club, National Press Photographers Association, and Women in Photojournalism along with being a member of the Atlanta Photojournalism Conference photo staff of the year. In 2010, she left The Palm Beach Post to pursue a master's degree in multimedia photography at Syracuse University where she worked as an instructional associate. In between semesters, she worked in the photography department at The Washington Post and spent a semester documenting the current state of Kurdish affairs in Istanbul, Turkey. Amid working on mostly grant-funded projects, Voisard works as a freelance visual journalist producing work for leading publications such as The Washington Post.

Awards:
Women in Photojournalism- 2008 winner
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest- member of the 2006 Newspaper Staff of the Year
Florida Press Club Excellence In Journalism Contest- 1st place Pictorial Photography
MSNBC.com- featured 2008 year in pictures
DOUBLEtruck Magazine- showcased in Fall 2007-Issue 9
New York State Associated Press Awards- 1st place Spot News 2005 and 2nd place Feature 2005
National Press Photographers Association- National clip contest win May 2004
Region 2 and Region 6 multiple 1st, 2nd, 3rd wins; Placed Top Ten 2004; 2005 Region 2 Photographer of the Year