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About Me 2017-09-01T15:11:53+00:00

Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Berkeley California and NYC – where she is the official photographer for NYC Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Solstice Yoga and other large-scale events.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Amy Hart has a passion for yoga, dance and art and is working on an exhibition of photographs curated from five years of photographing Solstice Yoga in Times Square. On the west coast she is the official photographer for Sausalito Art Festival, the longest running art festival in the country, and other festive events.

In addition to festivals, she has photographed for numerous academic conferences focused on global health issues for several organizations including the National Academy of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine, the International Society on Urban Health, the UN World Water Conference, among others.

Her photographs on water issues taken in southeastern Africa were published in a book edited by William E. Marks entitled, Water Voices Around the World.

FILMMAKER

Amy Hart’s latest film, Secret Ingredients will be released in the Fall of 2017. This feature documentary film, co-directed by Jeffrey Smith, highlights the moving stories of families and individuals that have regained their health after removing GMOs and pesticides from their diet and switching to all organic food.

Hart’s independent documentary, Water First: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals, was shown at more than 100 festivals around the world including the Amnesty International Film Festival in Sweden, the UN African Water Summit, the World Expo in Spain, the Environmental Film Festival in our Nations Capital, The Rhodos Environmental Film Festival in Green ~ and garnered several awards including a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award, a World Water Forum Jury Award, an Initiatives for Women Award and the UN Environmental Programme Award.

Hart has directed hundreds of broadcast programs, campaigns and shorts on public and global health issues for the New York Academy of Medicine, SUNY School of Public Health, the Institute of Medicine, RWJF Health & Society Scholars, the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, and UNICEF, to name a few.

Hart gained experience while working on staff at Miramax Films, Fine Line Features, New Line Cinemas and King World Productions and as a freelance news producer.

Prior to working in production, Hart toured internationally with her own one-woman shows and performed at the World Social Summit in Copenhagen, the UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the festival of International Theater in Poland, among other venues.

Hart earned her BA in theater and music from Bennington College and studied at the International Center for Photography in NYC.