Amanda Voisard is a visual journalist who specializes in social issue short-form documentaries. She is currently based in Juba, South Sudan. Voisard splits her time between Washington, D.C. and New York City, working for leading publications such as The Washington Post, MSNBC, and The New York Times. She is also contracted in the photo department of the United Nations, beginning work in the fall of 2013. Outside of her regular UN coverage she travels with the delegation of the Secretary General covering his international affairs. In 2012, she received a M.A in multimedia photography from Syracuse University during which time she also worked in the photography department at The Washington Post. Prior to this, Voisard was a member of the award winning staff 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 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