Amy Shutt specializes in wildlife and nature photography with a focus not only on the fine art aspect, but on conservation through visual storytelling.
Amy’s interest in photography began at an early age. Born, raised and educated in Louisiana, Amy was always amazed at the diversity of the people, landscape and culture in Louisiana. What better way to capture that diversity than through the lens of a camera. She loved Polaroid and disc cameras and received her first 35 mm camera, a Minolta SR-T 101, when she was 11 years old. She went on to formally study photography in college and has worked in the industry for over a decade.
She is the Director of The Canid Project, a 501c3 non-profit, founded by Amy in 2017, that focuses on photography as a creative tool, as well as photo-ecotourism, to educate on the world’s wild canids. Her interest in foxes and coyotes, background in wildlife rehabilitation, and curiosity about the human and wild animal relationships in our world, brought her to start this project.
Amy’s work has been published in books and magazines and her work has been awarded by the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International competition and has been shown in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
She has gone on to lead photography classes at botanical gardens, nature institutes, natural science museums, and wildlife rehabilitation centers not only in Louisiana but also in Colorado, Texas, California, and Arizona.
She currently offers photo tours in Africa, the Americas, and Canada, with Iceland following soon.
Amy’s goal with her photography is to educate and inspire fellow humans and to help conserve the wild animal species and spaces of the world.