Amy Sacka is a photographer and writer based in Detroit, Michigan. She is passionate about celebrating the beauty of people around the world through street and documentary photography. In 2012, she embarked on a street photography essay documenting Detroit, an ode to the city she is still pursuing, as her home faces dramatic geographic, socioeconomic, and psychological changes. As a part of this project, Amy is documenting Detroit's iconic and beloved Belle Isle Park, ongoing street work that marked her 2016 fellowship in the Facing Change: Documenting Detroit program.
Amy is also interested in bringing attention to issues that affect the changing habitat of the Great Lakes. In 2017, she was awarded a National Geographic Explorer Grant to document the effects of climate change on ice cover and ice fishing communities in Michigan.
As an avid lifelong traveler, Amy is often on the move visiting and photographing far-flung destinations around the world. Her travel work was recently featured in the Siena International Photography festival's Worldwide magazine as a photographer to watch. It has also been published by National Geographic Traveler.
In 2017, Amy was named a Top 50 photographer in the Critical Mass/Photolucida competition, juried by 200 global curators, editors and industry professionals. Her work been published by National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, the Guardian, LensCulture, Musee Magazine, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and PBS World News Hour. She has a BA from University of Notre Dame.