Project Description


Amanda Lucidon

Amanda Lucidon is an award-winning documentarian, filmmaker, and former freelance New York Times photographer who served as one of the White House photographers responsible for photographing First Lady Michelle Obama from 2013 to 2017. She is one of only a few female White House photographers in history and is the author of Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer. Amanda attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studied communications media and journalism; she also studied photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Amanda’s work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others. She was recently named a Turnaround Artist, one of seventy artists working to infuse the arts into struggling schools as part of a nationwide program founded by former First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and now run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is currently a photographer, filmmaker, and public speaker based in Memphis, TN.