2009 Sony World Photography Awards - Winner, Music, Professional Competition
Amiran White was born and raised in the United Kingdom, but began her photojournalism career in North America stringing for The Associated Press in Portland, Ore. From there, she spent 10-years working as a staff photographer on various daily newspapers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Mexico before freelancing as a photojournalist.
She has won a variety of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, World Press, National Press Photographers' Association, Editor & Publisher and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has also earned the Community Awareness Award from Photographer of the Year International and the Golden Light Award for her documentary work. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Deeper Perspective category of the International Photography Awards, and won a first place with the Sony World Photography Awards.