Amanda Voisard
Aciro Harriett accompanied by her daughter, Acayo Given, 3, prepares the evening meal at her home in Palabek, Uganda near the South Sudan border.   Harriett, was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army at the age of 16 and was held in captivity for 13 years.  Since returning home her status as a former combatant has caused serious issues while trying to reintegrate into her community.  She said that her new husband began viciously beating her after succumbing to the neighbors influence saying she was a killer and would kill him if he didn't kill her first.  She left her husband and has returned to her family's homestead but still faces stigmatization by members of her community.
Aciro Harriett accompanied by her daughter, Acayo Given, 3, prepares the evening meal at her home in Palabek, Uganda near the South Sudan border. Harriett, was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army at the age of 16 and was held in captivity for 13 years. Since returning home her status as a former combatant has caused serious issues while trying to reintegrate into her community. She said that her new husband began viciously beating her after succumbing to the neighbors influence saying she was a killer and would kill him if he didn't kill her first. She left her husband and has returned to her family's homestead but still faces stigmatization by members of her community.

Amanda Voisard

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Experience:

A.Vision Freelance Visual Journalist (USA, Middle East,Central Africa) 2009-present

The Washington Post Photo Intern (D.C.) 2011

WAER 88.3 NPR Radio Producer Intern (N.Y.) 2011

Instructional Associate (N.Y.) 2010-2011 Courses Taught: Photography for Multimedia and Photography for Broadcast.

The Palm Beach Post, Staff Photographer (FL) 2006-2009

Watertown Daily Times, Staff Photographer (N.Y.) 2003-2006

Education:

M.A. candidate Multimedia Photography May 2013 Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School’s Visual & Interactive Communications

Bahçesehir University, Istanbul Turkey -Semester Abroad

B.S. Photojournalism; Minors: Journalism, Anthropology 2002 Ohio University School of Visual Communication

Skills:

Apple: Final Cut ProAvid: Media Composer, Pro ToolsAdobe: Audition, AfterEffects, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop Bridge, Premier, PageMaker

Special Effects and Animation 2d

Radio Production and Audio Editing

HTML CodeMicrosoft Office Photo Mechanic Soundslides PlusQuark X-PressHD DSLR VideoContent Management Systems: Methode, Outlook, Baseview, NewsEditPro IQue, Merlin one

Awards, Publications, Organizations:

1st place 2011 Neuro Film Festival -American Academy of Neurology2011 & 2009 Quarterly Judge -Wedding Photojournalism Association2009 & 2008 multiple awards recipient -Women in Photojournalism2008 -MSNBC -Year In Pictures Honoree2007 1st pl. Pictorial Photography Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism2006 Newspaper Staff of the Year -Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar2005 1st place Spot News & 2nd place Feature -Associated Press, New York 2004 May National Clip -NPPATop Ten 2004 and 2005 Region 2 Photographer of the Year -NPPA

2012 & 2011 Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship recipient2012 Syracuse University special Deans Grant2011 NPPF Kit C. King Graduate Scholarship2010-2011 Syracuse University Full Academic Merit Award Scholarship.

Published:

The Washington Post, The New York TimesThe :Seattle Post-IntelligencerThe Palm Beach PostNE Law MagazineThe AdvocateChronicle of Higher Ed.Watertown Daily TimesFarmington Daily TimesTIME.commariners.mlb.com

References

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