Amy Tierney

Amy Tierney (https://www.thriveimages.com/) is a commercial portrait and entertainment event photographer. Via her company Thrive Images she collaborates with entertainment and female focused brands. She is an ambassador photographer for SanDisk, and also serves on the Board of Directors, American Society of Media Photographers’ LA chapter.
 
Amy started her professional career as a celebrity event staff photographer for Lee Salem Photography, and then as a contributing photographer to WireImage/GettyImages, Berliner, AP and Rex/Shutterstock; photographing for the Emmys, AFI/Meryl Streep’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, SAG-AFTRA: Screen Actors Guild Awards,MTV’s Movie Awards, HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival, the Paley Center, Hollywood Bowl events, Walt Disney Concert Hall openings, Producer’s Guild Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Al Gore’s: An Inconvenient Truth premiere, Variety’s Power of Women, the NAACP Image Awards, and UNICEF.
 
Near and dear to Amy’s heart is a program she co-crafted with nationally recognized non-profit Step Up Women’s Network: “Photojournalism for Girls … The I Dream To Project”. The program ran for five years, and taught over 400 underserved teen girls in LA, New York and Chicago the tools of photojournalism as the skills to meet with the very women they dreamed to be.
 
Her photographs have been published in Elle, Vanity Fair, Variety, LA Times, NY Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, LA Magazine, PDN, Rolling Stone, InStyle, W, LA Confidential, Angeleno, and broadcast on ABC, BET, CBS, HBO, KCET, MTV, NBC, Showtime, and VH1.
 
Amy believes the underlying power to transform lives, markets and communities continues to be the stories we share. She looks forward to the opportunity to share yours!

Amy Tierney Portfolio

Julia Dean Interviews Amy Tierney

LACP Founder and Executive Director Julia Dean asks Amy Tierney ten questions about her background, career in and beliefs about photography

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JD: Did you ever come close to giving up?

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JD: Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?

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JD: What have you gained by being a photographer?

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JD: What classes do you teach at LACP?

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JD: What do you love most about teaching?

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JD: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?

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