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Jamie Riva is a fine art, portrait, documentary, and street photographer based out of New York City.  Jamie has been obsessively taking pictures since the age of 7 when she saved up enough cereal box tops to mail away for her first disposable cardboard camera.  She has not stopped documenting her life and the world around her ever since.  Jamie moved to New York to study photography where she received a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Although photography was her first love, after graduating Jamie switched roles and ended up in front of the camera.  Her many years working as an actor and model have given Jamie a keen insight and sensitivity to what it means for her subjects to be in front of the lens, which helps create a natural connection that is palpable in her photos.  Jamie eventually embarked upon the greatest adventure and most challenging job in her life, motherhood.  She shifted all of her time and energy into raising her two young children.  Her years of experience photographing them during this special time helped fine tune the instincts necessary to capturing those fleeting magical moments that are unique to photographing children.  When her children started school Jamie did as well, furthering her photographic studies at The International Center of Photography in NYC, and reignited her love affair with the art form personally and professionally.  In addition to her portrait sessions, documentary work, and artistic passion projects, Jamie has participated in exhibitions such as “Metro Textures” which showcased street photography from around the globe, and “Cit.i.zen.ship: Reflections on Rights” which reflected on human rights and notions of citizenship. Most recently, Jamie was chosen as a finalist in the 2018 Voice collection, and had her work featured in Click Magazine, as well as the Click Away print gallery exhibition. Jamie is always looking forward to the next creative adventure, perhaps it will be with you…

 
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