Awards:


2006 Society of Professional Journalism Regional Award for “Si Se Puede” Images documenting Immigration issues in Northern Arizona

2011 Flagstaff's Emerging Artist Award from Flagstaff Photography Center judged by Jeff Kida for “Fiesta de Los Vaqueros” Images celebrating southern Arizona’s contemporary rodeo culture

2013 Finalist for the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards judged by Ed Kashi for photo essays ”Connecting Potential” documenting education in rural Kenya and “Delivering with Dignity” documenting maternal and child health in Uganda

2013 Flagstaff's Emerging Artist Award from Flagstaff Photography Center for “La Otra Isla” Black and white images documenting contemporary Cuba.

My images have also been selected to represent organizations that I work for at:


Life Ball, 2013. Vienna, Austria. Images representing the Mariposa Foundation and the Girl Effect for their work against HIV/AIDS


International Day of the Girl, 2013. United Nations, New York, NY. Images documenting the realities and hopes of young girls in the developing world, specifically in Dominican Republic.


5th Annual Evening of Art to benefit Shanti Uganda, Vancouver, BC. October 24th, 2013. Images from Nssasi Village, Uganda.


Stanbic Maternal Health Week, May 2014. Kampala, Uganda. Images from “Delivering with Dignity”

I have also recently been invited to be a Sseko Designs Brave Ambassador -- which uses fashion to help educate and empower women in Eastern Africa.


Testimonials:

"Ms. Martin’s photos have allowed The Shanti Uganda Society to create greater awareness of the life-saving work we are doing, as well as demonstrate the need for further support." -- Sadie St. Denis, Executive Director, Shanti Uganda


"Amy is an incredible photographer and we are thrilled that she has become part of The Mariposa DR Foundation. Her hard work, passion and dedication are unprecedented....Over the past 18 months Amy has worked extensively with the organization. Several projects feature Amy’s stunning photography including the Cabarete Sustainable Tourism and Investment Guide which 10,000 copies of this has been distributed throughout the Dominican Republic, attracting many new donors and volunteers and raising international awareness to our cause."--- Jessica Lawson, Associate Director and Co-Founder of the Mariposa DR Foundation




"The photographs that Amy has contributed to Una Vida and Madres Jewelry have been used on both printed and web-based media to fundraise, sell products made by the women of MaDRes, and recruit new volunteers to the organizations. Her photographs of the people and projects with which Una Vida and Madres work have provided important documentation and the sharing of the human condition."--Barbra Gronberg, CFO Una Vida




"Amy was an amazing addition to our team and with her creative eye, she captured images of our work in the schools, life in the village, and the joy of the people. What was most striking was that she truly captured the essence of the spirit of the Wamunyu, the joy, hope and generosity, despite living in extreme poverty..... It was with a sparkle in her eye and a joyful lens that produced a gorgeous body of work. She showed the beauty and dignity of our friends in Kenya, and brought a new dimension to out team."-- Sharon Runge, Outreach Coordinator, Kenya Connect



An assortment of my images and block prints from Northern Arizona are currently available for sale at The Gallery in Williams in downtown Williams, Arizona.



Clients and Benefitting Organizations:


Mariposa Foundation DR
MaDRes Jewelry
Kenya Connect
Shanti Uganda
Una Vida
United States Peace Corps
The National Park Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
Scientific American
United Way
Grand Canyon Association
Whale Foundation
Encite Capital




I believe that photography can be an important tool in social change.