Brooklyn based photographer, Amy Touchette, explores themes of social connectedness through street portraiture. Amy trained at the International Center of Photography and began her artistic career as a writer and painter, earning a BA in Literature and Studio Art and an MA in Literature. She is represented by ClampArt in New York City and Little Big Galerie in Paris, France.
Amy’s second monograph, Personal Ties: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, was published in January 2022 by Schilt Publishing (Amsterdam) and garnered a Critical Mass 2021 Top 50. Her first monograph, Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*, was published by Un-Gyve Press (Boston, 2013). Other publications include The New York Times, the New York Observer, and the books Women Street Photographers (Prestel, 2021) and Brooklyn Photographs Now (Rizzoli, 2018).
Her photographs have exhibited nationally and internationally, including at MoMA-Moscow, Leica Gallery-Warszawa, Hamburg Triennial of Photography, and in the U.S. Embassies in Vienna, Austria, and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Images from her latest series, Personal Ties: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, debuted at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England, 2019-2020, as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition and were included in an article on Artsy about Amy’s approach to street photography. An image from Personal Ties: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn was made into a 8’ x 5’ flag and flown at the iconic Rockefeller Center rink in 2021 as part of Aperture’s “The Flag Project.”
Amy is currently at work on several medium-format street photography series, as well as Street Dailies, her ongoing series of impromptu portraits of strangers, which are released regularly on Instagram.