Amy Shutt specializes in wildlife photography with a focus on conservation through visual storytelling.
Her interest in photography began at an early age. 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.
Amy is the Director of The Canid Project, a 501c3 non-profit, founded in 2017, that focuses on photography, photo-ecotourism, and community outreach to educate on the world’s wild canids. Her interest in wild canids, canine domestication, biology, and a curiosity about the human and wild animal relationships in our world, brought her to start The Canid Project. She hopes to preserve, educate, and inspire through this endeavor.
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 USA, 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.