In this week's Touchnote Photographer of the Week blog, we turn the spotlight onto Amelia Bookstein Kyazze.
Amelias work (a selection of which you can see in our our image gallery) is a stunning blend of landscapes, culture and people. Her passion for photography began when she won a grant to shoot photographs in Nepal for six months and then present her work at Cornell University in the US."Working with refugees and in humanitarian relief in my career since the late 1990's, I have always tried to keep my photographs of people and landscapes both visually beautiful/interesting and respectful of the person and the interaction we shared."
Amelia's two favourite images from her collection are of children laughing (taken in one of South Africa's Townships in 1998) and of children singing (taken in Liberia in 1993). "In all my travels I've been repeatedly touched by how children still laugh, play and celebrate despite adverse conditions."
Touchnote customers use Amelia's photographs to create personalised cards for a wide range of occasions such as for birthdays cards, thank you cards or just beautiful Touchnote notecards. We hope to see more images from Amelia soon, so keep an eye on her work when creating your next personalised card.