Amy Lithimane is a photographer, designer, and art educator currently based in New York City. She earned her BFA and MFA from Boston University concentrating on design and art education. She has taught photography, time-based media, and graphic design at Boston University, Montserrat College of Art, and Endicott College. As an educator, she also focuses on working with younger artists, having mentored high school students in Boston and taught visual arts at international high schools in Beijing, China. Her photography work explores the connections and disconnections between people, their environments, and sharing their personal stories. Having grown up in Iowa as the daughter of refugees from Laos, her current ongoing projects involve the personal discovery and documentation of her parents' homeland, engaging with the history of her extended family, and reconciling the effects of a war and the ideal American Dream within the diaspora of Asian-American culture.