Amy Toensing is a documentary photographer committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth and known for her intimate stories about the lives of ordinary people.

Toensing has been a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine for over two decades. She has photographed cultures around the world including the last cave-dwelling tribe of Papua New Guinea, remote Aboriginal Australia, the Maori of New Zealand, and the Kingdom of Tonga. She has also covered issues such as food insecurity in the United States, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and Muslim women living in Western culture. She recently completed her sixteenth feature story for National Geographic magazine on how conservation projects impact the surrounding culture and community.

In addition to her photojournalism and documentary work, Toensing teaches photography to kids and young adults in underserved communities, including Burmese refugees in Baltimore, a young photojournalist in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Syrian refugee children in Jordan. Currently, Toensing is an Assistant Professor of Visual Storytelling at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a National Geographic Explorer (2021-2022).



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