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Amy Gaskin's Photography and Journalism
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Amy Gaskin’s Photography & Journalism

Amy Gaskin is based in Southern California.

The Washington Post, LA Weekly and The Guardian newspapers have published her work. Her photographic pursuits have taken her to Appalachia to document saw mill workers and to Ohio where she photographed a flour mill and its workers. Her story and images documenting a local trailer park’s residents and their struggle against a developer won numerous awards.

Recently, she began covering horse racing and chose a horse and trainer to feature who, at the time, were not well-known. That horse was California Chrome, who has since gone on to make history. She documented his journey to the Triple Crown races including the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The gallery of her images rose to second position on Google, behind Sports Illustrated’s.

Amy is an elected member of the Board: Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles where she serves as Education Co-Chair

Speaking Engagements:

Invited speaker: National Association of College Media National Convention 2016
Invited Speaker: National Association of High School Media National Convention 2016
Invited Speaker: Brooks Institute

Awards and Honors

  • LEICA Emerging Photographer, 2017, Palm Springs International Photo Festival.
  • FUJIFilm: Emerging Photographer Award, 2015, Palm Springs International Photo Festival for study with William Albert Allard, National Geographic.
  • Eddie Adams Workshop (EAW) 2014: generously sponsored by Nikon, selected as one of the top 100 emerging professionals worldwide.
  • Palm Springs Photo Festival study with Pulitzer winner Deanne Fitzmaurice, 2017
  • National Pinnacle Award 2014: third place: College Media Association (CMA) for coverage of California Chrome’s road to the Triple Crown.
  • Three time Winner: Student Photographer of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014): Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA) sponsored by Nikon
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 selected by curator Elizabeth Avedon 2017
  • American Photographic Artists San Francisco (APA) Top 100 Something Personal Exhibition 2016
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 selected by curator Julie Grahame, curator of Yousuf Karsh collection 2016
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 selected by curator Melvin Sokolsky, noted fashion photographer and film director 2015
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 selected by curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2014
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 selected by curator of J. Paul Getty Museum 2013
  • Sports Shooter Academy Lighting Workshop (SSA) 2015: scholarship generously awarded by Nikon
  • Sports Shooter Academy (SSA) 2014: scholarship generously awarded by Nikon
  • First Place, Third and Fourth 2014: Best Sports Feature, Photostory and Web Gallery: Journalism Association of California Colleges (JACC) for coverage of California Chrome’s road to the Triple Crown.
  • First Place and Second Place 2013 Best Photo Series: California College Media Association (CCMA) for team coverage of college shooting and individual coverage of the Village Trailer Park
  • First Place and Second Place 2013 Best Photostory: Journalism Association of California Colleges (JACC) for individual coverage of the Village Trailer Park and team coverage of campus bomb scare.
  • Finalist 2013: Feature Photography: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for team coverage of school shooting.
  • Prickett Award: 2013, 2014: Santa Monica College for photographs about labor and issues surrounding higher education and advocacy