All posts tagged: Awards

New Promo Card

My new promotional postcard featuring a photograph taken in Baku, Azerbaijan in July 2010 just arrived. Funding for this work was provided by the National Geographic Society’s Young Explorers Grant for a project entitled “Exploring the Evolving Oil Economy: Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan.” I am currently applying for further funding to continue work on this project.

Lucie Foundation International Photo Awards Honorable Mention for “Cuba: Semper Fidel”

Entry Title: ” Cuba: Semper Fidel” Name: Amanda Rivkin, United States Entry Description: Twenty-one years after official Washington declared communism dead with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unraveling of the Soviet Union, life in Fidel and Raúl Castro’s socialized Cuba chugs along, fifty-one years after Fidel first took power in the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Cuba’s current situation is not without economic and social absurdity however as Cubans receive rationed fruits, vegetables, legumes, meat and bread with government-issued ration cards at subsidized prices but must fend for themselves in most other respects, including clothing and with the notable exception of health care and medicine. Two currencies, the Cuban national peso is used to pay for many basic goods and services, but is challenged by the dominance of the Cuban convertible peso, are in wide circulation. About the Artist: Amanda Rivkin, 24, is a photojournalist currently based in her hometown, Chicago. She has photographed for Agence France Presse/Getty Images, Der Spiegel, The New York Times, Newsweek, among others. Her work has appeared on …