Through documentary photography and poetic text, Amy's work celebrates the people and culture of the Midwest. She considers herself to be a place-based photographer, passionate about conceiving and creating projects that reveal the beauty of Detroit and Michigan at large. Her work brings attention to issues that affect Detroiters and Michiganders — from street photography that looks with an honest and compassionate eye at Detroit to science-based documentary work that sheds light on the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes. Ultimately, Amy's work is an homage to the place she was born, honoring the people that live in community with her and the stunning landscapes she calls home.
Amy is a two-time National Geographic grantee whose documentary work has been featured in publications from National Geographic to LensCulture to the Guardian, and exhibited everywhere from Les Recontres de Arles, Cortona on the Move, Detroit Institute of Arts and beyond.