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Amy Gaskin's Photography and Journalism
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Awards and Honors

  • Lucie FoundationSelected Artist — Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) international Group Show 2019
  • American Photographic Artists (APA) Top 100 internationally selected by curator WM Hunt 2019
  • National Winner – American Photographic Artists (APA) Selected by photo editors Laurie Kratochvil and Maya Robinson from the New York Times Magazine. Emerging. 2018
  • 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 award to study with Pulitzer winner Deanne Fitzmaurice, 2017
  • 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
  • National Pinnacle Award 2014: third place: College Media Association (CMA) for coverage of California Chrome’s road to the Triple Crown.

About Palio Studio

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.

Especially close to her heart is the story of the Last Holocaust Survivor of Trochenbrod, Poland: Betty Gold as well as her portrait series “Living Rough”. She strives to capture intimacy and truth in her work.

Her writing and images documenting a local trailer park’s residents and their struggle against a developer won numerous awards.

While covering horse racing she 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 and has become the richest winner in North American 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 was elected Vice President of the Board of Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA) and she has served on the Board for four years.

She is an alumnae of Santa Monica College’s esteemed photography program where she learned Commercial Photography and lighting. She now serves on the Advisory Board for the Communications Department.

She earned her Masters Degree at USC (MBA) and her BA from Northwestern University.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Invited speaker: National Association of Collegiate Press 2019
  • Panel Moderator: National Association of Collegiate Press 2019
  • Invited speaker: National Association of Collegiate Press, 2018
  • Panel Moderator: Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles Media Day at Canon Hollywood. A day-long symposium on photography.
  • Invited speaker: National Association of College Media National Convention 2016
  • Invited Speaker: National Association of High School Media National Convention 2016
  • Invited Speaker: Moorpark College, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Invited Speaker: Santa Monica College, 2014-2019
  • Invited Speaker: El Camino College, 2017, 2018

Image of Amy by Bill Mochon.