Words That Are Binding – Self-Healing Series


Words That Are Healing – Self-Healing Series


Carol’s Consumerism and Consequences – Anti-Consumerism Series



Consumerism Twins – Anti-Consumerism Series



Documentary - From Separation to Solidarity: Single Mothers in Memphis


Documentary - From Separation to Solidarity: Single Mothers in Memphis



Documentary - From Separation to Solidarity: Single Mothers in Memphis



Documentary - From Separation to Solidarity: Single Mothers in Memphis



International Travel Series – Trekking the Inca Trail in the Sacred Valley, Peru


International Travel Series – Visiting the Pashupatinath Elderly Home in Kathmandu, Nepal


Amie Vanderford

Amie Vanderford is an international editorial and documentary photographer based in Memphis, TN whose mission is to find and photograph the good in the world. She has been a regular contributor to Memphis Magazine and MBQ since 2009, and her work has been shown in galleries across the United States and has been published in numerous books, print and online media since 2002. In 2010, she was a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Fellowship Award for Photography, and in 2012 she published a coffee table book about her 2011 volunteer adventures in Peru. In July 2013, Memphis Magazine published her feature story, which she wrote and photographed, about an International Children’s Heart Foundation medical mission in Honduras. She is always on the lookout for her next inspiring subject.


The American University- Washington, D.C.
BA in International Relations – Peace & Conflict Resolution – 1995
Photography Minor - Coursework including:
Black & White Photography, Photojournalism, Large Format Photography and Visual Literacy


Documentary - From Separation to Solidarity: Single Mothers in Memphis – 2012 - current
Photographed and authored a documentary of the International Children’s Heart Foundation medical brigade in Honduras, “Journey of the Heart,” for the July 2013 issue of Memphis Magazine.
Authored the book Finding the Good: Peru, a photography documentary exploring volunteer tourism and culture in Peru. 2011-2012
Produced a multi-media photography documentary exploring the work of two religious-based NGOs in Zimbabwe, the Showers of Blessings, dedicated to drilling water wells in rural Zimbabwe, and Khayelihle Children's Village, a farm setting with family-style homes that care for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. 2011
Created a cultural & travel photography essay in Nepal and a photographic essay on the fishermen of Goa, India as a result of the Individual Artists Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. 2010
Produced Memphis 360 – a personal photography portrait project showcasing people who make a positive impact on Memphis. 2009
Memphis 366 – a daily, year-long photography essay exploring the urban landscape of Memphis - 2008


Silvershotz, Volume 8 Edition 5 – 2014 – One of eleven selected Women in Photography International photographers for a special 45-page feature.
Memphis Magazine – regular photography contributor – 2009 - current
Memphis Business Quarterly – regular photography contributor – 2009 - current
Memphis Downtowner – periodic photography contributor
Memphis Business Journal – periodic photography contributor
Main Street Journal – periodic photography contributor
The Memphis Flyer – periodic photography contributor
Human Connections: Portraits of our Shared Humanity, IGVP photography book, Curated by Jeffrey Chapman, 2012 – one photograph
Finding the Good: Peru by Amie Vanderford, photography book, 2012
Latter Day Woman, spring fashion feature photography, Spring 2011
Capture Memphis, 2nd Edition photography book, published by The Commercial Appeal, 2010 – multiple photographs
The Memphis Flyer, “Picture Perfect,” feature article on my Memphis 360 portrait project, December 2009
Capture Memphis, 1st Edition photography book, published by The Commercial Appeal, 2008 – Cover photograph and multiple interior photographs included
Memphis Magazine, “Invisible Memphis,” 6-page photo essay feature story, August 2008
Russian Esquire, July 2008
Commercial Appeal, “Skating into Town,” June 2008
Where Guestbook Tennessee, 2008 Edition
The Onion – Our Dumb World – Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition, 2007 – one photograph
Society for Commercial Archeology Journal, Fall 2007
Views from Memphis by Amie Vanderford, self-published photography book, 2006


Smart City Memphis - featured Memphis photographer - <>
Southern Spaces “Memphis by Hand: Creative Small-Business Advertising” photo essay - <>
Schmap Online Travel Guides for Seattle, Barcelona, Memphis, Myrtle Beach, Chattanooga, Miami
Memphis Flyer, various stories
Mediaverse – “Eyes on Memphis” photo series


Recipient of the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Fellowship Award for Photography - 2010
Open House Solo Show, Memphis, TN – June 2009
Lindenwood Christian Church Solo Exhibition, Memphis, TN – February – June 2009
Capture Memphis – Winner of the book cover photograph plus interior shots, published by the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN – November 2008
Honorable Mention Women in Photography International Juried Competition 2008
Women in Photography International Turning Silver 25th Anniversary, 2006-2008 juried Online exhibition and limited edition book,
Fondren Traders, Jackson, MS – February - April 2004
Mistletoe Artists' Alley, Jackson, MS – December 2003
ViV and a Movie One Night Exhibit, Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA – August 2002
”Femme Photographie” two-woman exhibit, The Loft Gallery, San Francisco, CA – June - July 2002
Photo Impact, Women in Photography International, Los Angeles, CA – March - June 2002
The Globe Gallery, Roswell, NM – March 2002
photo l.a. 2002, Women in Photography International, Los Angeles, CA
Women in Photography International 20th Anniversary, 2001, Tea Time Exhibit, House of Photographic Art (HOPA), San Juan Capistrano,CA /20th Anniversary limited edition DVD w/forward by Peter Palmquist.


Women In Photography International Charter Member
International Guild of Visual Peacemakers

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Amie Vanderford
Memphis, TN

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