Amanda Boggs

As a photographer and videographer, I strive to communicate vital truths about my subjects.  Issues of social justice are central to my work. I focus on individuals and families who have been disenfranchised by social, economic, and racial disparities and discrimination. I have created and produced photo editorials, photo books, and short documentaries. 

As an educator, my goal is to use the creative process to empower my students through the exploration of  their own personal narratives. I teach student-centered and project-based photography, film, creative movement, and acting in both inner city schools and private schools.

As an arts administrator, I focus on building community partnerships in the arts, designing art shows and auctions, organizing professional development, and supporting curriculum development. As the Specialist of the Arts for the DC Public School System, I launched their first Digital Media Arts program including eight digital labs and organized professional development opportunities in the digital media arts. 

In my personal work, my passion is working with physical movement influenced by my background in  physical theater, dance,sports, and acting.  My work as a harness-based, aerial performer in the Off-Broadway show "De La Guarda" reinforced my interest in working outsides the bounds of traditional theater.  My figurative work is improvisational, collaborative, and site-specific.

Visual images have the power to transform the way we see others and ourselves. In my work as artist and teacher, my goal is to open the viewer to universality of our shared experiences and challenge the viewer to see the world in a new light effect positive change and social justice. 

 

 

"Visual Storytelling and the Personal Narrative" professional development event organized by Amanda Boggs for the art teachers of the DC Public School System. We were honored to host Congressman John Lewis who came and spoke about his graphic novel "March".

"Visual Storytelling and the Personal Narrative" professional development event organized by Amanda Boggs for the art teachers of the DC Public School System. We were honored to host Congressman John Lewis who came and spoke about his graphic novel "March".