Amy Touchette is a photographer based in New York City. Her photographs explore themes of social connectedness by assembling documentary portrait typologies.
Trained at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Touchette began her artistic career as a writer and painter, earning a BA in Literature and Studio Art and an MA in Literature. She also works as a freelance photography writer for publications such as PDNedu, Rangefinder, and Emerging Photographer magazines, and writes an ongoing series about street photography for the tutorial website Envato Tuts+.
Touchette’s first monograph, Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*, was published and funded by Un-Gyve Press (Boston, 2013). Other publications include The New York Times (August 2016 and July 2012), the New York Observer (June 2015), Esquire magazine, Russia (May 2011), and Loudmouth Press’s fine art book Why Are You Surprised I’m Still Here? (November 2010).
Her photographs have exhibited nationally and internationally, including Moscow MoMA (Russia), Leica Gallery Warszawa (Poland), Hamburg Triennial of Photography (Germany), and in the US Embassy in Vienna, Austria and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. She’s given artist lectures at B&H Superstore, School of Visual Arts, the School of the International Center of Photography, and elsewhere.
She’s currently at work on several medium format street photography series and uses Instagram as a sketch pad for her film-based street work, posting daily digital portraits of strangers in New York City.