Amanda Voisard currently works as multimedia producer for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. She is a tenured visual journalist, specializing in social issue short-form documentaries, whom has worked across the United States, East Africa and the Middle East. Prior to working in Juba, Voisard split her time between Washington, D.C. and New York City, working as a regular contributor/contractor for leading publications such as The Washington Post, MSNBC, The New York Times, Getty Images, Reuters, and the United Nations.
Beginning in the fall of 2013, Voisard joined the photography team at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, working as a staff photographer covering the activities of the secretariat and traveling as part of the delegation of the Secretary-General. In 2012, while working towards her M.A i multimedia journalism she worked as a Photo Intern at The Washington Post and taught classes as an Instructional Associate at Syracuse University. Prior to this, Voisard was a staff photographer with the award-winning photojournalism team at The Palm Beach Post in south Florida and the Watertown Daily Times in New York.
Visual journalism, as a craft of photography, video and writing, fulfills the storyteller in Amanda. She credits her family for her creativity and looks to her late father, a modern artist and sculptor, for motivation and inspiration.
Her work has been published in various newspapers, magazines, and online publications including The Washington Post, The New York TImes, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, United Nations Multimedia, The Palm Beach Post, MSNBC, NBC Sports, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rolling Stone, Getty Images, The Center for Invesigative Reporting, The Advocate, etc.
photo by: Meghan McCarthy