I am an international development and sustainable policy professional.

I am a photographer and an artist.

I am a teacher and a life long learner.

In all that I do, I work to building genuine human connections and to explore what makes places tick. Every person has a story. And every place has a been shaped by a different set of stories and cast of characters, generating a rhythm unique unto itself. To me, the camera unleashes an unparalleled access to understanding these stories, equally through the resulting images and through the process of generating them. 


At its highest form, photography is about connection. It celebrates our diversity and our common humanity all at once.

For more information about my work history, please visit my linkedin profile.



Certificate, Visual Storytelling in New Media Masterclass (2017)

International Center of Photography and CAMERA  |  Turin, Italy

M.A. International Environmental Policy (2015)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

B.A. Architecture and Urban Planning (2008)

University of California Berkeley

© 2019 by Amanda Bensel

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