Amanda Koster is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose commercial and personal work has shown a consistent commitment to telling stories of real people, human rights, cultural diversity and global equality. She combines her anthropology background with media skills to create content as a means for powerful communication and storytelling.
Her book Can I Come with You? (Bennett & Hastings, 2008) is a collection of over a decade of her int’l social documentary projects, including excerpts from her personal journals. She has received many awards and grants for her personal projects including 8, 2nd place awards for her project AIDS IS Knocking in the prestigious IPA Lucie Awards. Amanda is featured among the fifty successful, inspiring American women in the book: “In Their Shoes.” (by Deborah Reber, publisher: Simon & Schuster)
Currently Amanda is working with the NYU Dept. of Global Health creating a long-term multi-media project related to HIV/AIDS research and tech in Kenya, and a project funded by the International YWCA “African Women of Empowerment”. Clients include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The New York Times, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, Metropolis, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business Week, Wired and national advertising agencies. She has taught photography internationally and is invited regularly as an industry speaker and representative worldwide. Personally, she is an avid mountaineer and famous for her x-ray vision, laser communication style and unbreakable spirit.