Amanda Voisard was a judge in the 2012 Q4 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.