ISO 400: Amanda Rivkin Talks About Photojournalism Internationally

President Elect Barack Obama waves to a crowd of 250,000 through bullet proof glass after becoming the 44th U.S. President on election night in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on November 4, 2008.

President Elect Barack Obama waves to a crowd of 250,000 through bullet proof glass after becoming the 44th U.S. President on election night in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on November 4, 2008. Photo by Amanda Rivkin

All photographs are copyrighted and used with permission by Amanda Rivkin.

In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Amanda Rivkin, an American photojournalist currently based in Chicago who has a wealth of international experience, having worked in places like Azerbaijan, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey. She’s been published in a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Le Monde and Newsweek among others. She has a deep understanding of storytelling and an eye for subtlety that you don’t often find in news photographs.

If you’d like to see Amanda’s work, you can check out her website and follow her on Instagram @amandarivkin and on Facebook.

As always, our music is provided by Yuki Futami, a New York-based jazz musician.

The episode is embedded below.


Beleaguered Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich prepares notes in his final act in the governor's office in Springfield before speaking in his own defense at his impeachment hearing at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois on January 29, 2009.  Blagojevich said he rarely sticks to his notes but uses them for support and back-up. Photo by Amanda Rivkin

Beleaguered Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich prepares notes in his final act in the governor’s office in Springfield before speaking in his own defense at his impeachment hearing at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois on January 29, 2009. Blagojevich said he rarely sticks to his notes but uses them for support and back-up. Photo by Amanda Rivkin