Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Amy Toensing

Amy Toensing

"The first step is understanding the story. And then it's finding the places where you think pictures might happen."
Amy Toensing began her prolific career covering the White House and Congress for the New York Times. She has created portraits of unforgettable people around the world while shooting National Geographic Magazine stories in Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, the Jersey Shore, and Tonga. For the past 3 years, she has been documenting Aboriginal Australia for a story that was published in the June 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Toensing is also committed to teaching photography to kids in underserved communities. She has worked with Somali and Sudanese refugees in Maine and Burmese refugees in Baltimore, and recently traveled to Islamabad to teach young Pakistanis.




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