Amanda Raquel Dorval


Amanda is an artist, photographer, and seven-year Air Force Veteran originally from NYC, now living in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens. As an undergraduate student at Barnard College of Columbia University, Amanda majored in art history. There, she also flourished in the pursuit of her second passion, language. She is fluent in and regularly studies the Spanish, Italian, and Arabic languages. In 2008, Amanda had the opportunity to study abroad for the summer in Venice, Italy. Since then, she has traveled to multiple countries around the world, including Morocco, Spain, Greece, Colombia, and Iceland.  Amanda receives artistic inspiration from an exploration of color and the feminine form. At the moment, she is particularly interested in the depiction of women of color in classical art tropes. She specializes in natural light portrait photography. As an avid sewer, she also makes many of the costumes and garments that her portrait subjects wear. Finally, she is also inspired by frequent travelling and travel photography.

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