Amanda Snyder

Seattle, WA

651-260-6052

amandasnyderphoto@gmail.com

Hailing from the Midwest, I grew up in a pile of snow that is Minnesota. After dabbling in different fields of journalism, I combined my love for photography and my ambition to tell impactful stories, and studied photojournalism at the University of Minnesota.

I have a nomadic heart and have traveled around the world photographing my adventures. When I'm not on my feet or in a car, I spend my free time in the mountains or reading books.

Currently, I'm a staff photographer at Crosscut. Previously, I was a staff photographer and photo video specialist at The Seattle Times, a digital producer at CBS Radio and a photo intern at Minnesota Public Radio and Star Tribune. 

My work has been featured in previously mentioned outlets as well as Associated Press, FOXSports, Pioneer Press, ESPN Magazine, USA Today and New America Media.  

I'm a FAA certified drone pilot. 

Achievements

·Second place for feature photography in the SPJ Northwest contest, 2022

·Two national Excellence-in-Features awards in Society for Features Journalism,2022

· Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII

· First Place in the National Headliners Awards contest for Journalistic Innovation, 2018

· College Photographer of the Year, 2014, Minnesota News Photographers Association

· First place awards for spot news, feature and portrait, 2014 MNPA college contest

· DuPont-Columbia award 2013, MPR News for “Betrayed by Silence”- investigation on the TwinCities Catholic Church

· Hearst photojournalism nominee 2013-2014, University of Minnesota

Experience

CROSSCUT - CASCADE PUBLIC MEDIA

Staff Photographer | March 2022 – Present

THE SEATTLE TIMES

  Staff Photographer | December 2019 –March 2022

Photo & Video Specialist | August 2017 December 2019

CBS RADIO

Digital Content Producer | January 2015 – Present

THE MINNESOTA DAILY

  Multimedia Editor | May 2013 – May 2015

   Photography Intern | January 2013 – May 2013

STAR TRIBUNE  

   Student Photo Intern | January 2014 – June 2014

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO  

   Student Visuals Intern | September 2013 – January 2014

TIGER OAK PUBLICATIONS  

   Photography Intern | March 2013 – August 2013

Education

University of Minnesota | Twin Cities, MN 

College of Liberal Arts | Journalism, Photography

References available upon request.

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