Amy Toensing is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. She has photographed stories from her own backyard in Maine and the Jersey shore to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback. Her stories are primarily intimate essays reflecting the lives of ordinary people. Toensing has completed 14 feature stories for National Geographic, and is one of 11 photographers in the National Geographic book and traveling exhibition, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, which profiles the lives and work of important photojournalists and goes behind the lens of their individual assignments. Her images have also appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and National Geographic Traveler. Amy has led photo workshops in Santa Fe and New Orleans, as well as taught at National Geographic’s Photo Camps, which use photography to help at-risk youth around the world to develop their own voices.