San Michele Cemetery, Venice, Italy
Amanda Richards was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, with eight other brothers and sisters. Being from a large family has had a great impact on her desire to travel the world and find out who she is as an individual. It was while traveling that she discovered her love for photography. As a photographer, her goals are not only to show the beauty of this wide world, but also to reveal the beauty found in the ugly, something often looked over by other lenses. When not traipsing the globe, Amanda attends College of Western Idaho, where she plans to graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts. She spends a great amount of time with her family and is considered by her nieces and nephews to be the favorite aunt.