Amy Toensing


Amy Toensing is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. She has photographed stories close to home, from Maine and the Jersey shore, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback. Toensing has completed 15 feature stories for National Geographic, and is one of 11 photographers in the National Geographic book and traveling exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, which profiles the lives and work of important photojournalists and goes behind the lens of their individual assignments. Amy's stories are primarily intimate essays reflecting the lives of ordinary people. She spent four years documenting Aboriginal Australia for a story that was published in the June 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine. More recently, her global story on widowhood was featured in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine and was supported by The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Her images have also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and National Geographic Traveler. Amy has led photo workshops in Santa Fe and New Orleans, as well as taught at National Geographic’s Photo Camps, which use photography to help youth and young adults in underserved communities around the world to develop their own voices.