Amanda Marsalis' career began with documenting punk shows in her mother's basement when she was a teenager, skipping class to spend time in her high school darkroom. She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and, began shooting for magazines and advertising agencies all while exhibiting her work before she even graduated. She quickly raked up accolades, including PDN's 30 Under 30 (2003), several first place PDN Self-Promo Awards, Surface's Avant Guardian roundup (2001), and an honorable mention for the James D. Phelan Award.
Her debut feature film, Echo Park, distributed by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, released in 2016 and is currently available to view on Netflix. After the release of Echo Park, Amanda directed two episodes of Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.
Her editorial clients include Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, and The Guardian, photographing the likes of Cate Blanchette and Al Gore, Jason Schwatzman and Gigi Hadid all the way to John Legend, 50 Cent and Kathryn Bigalow. On the advertising front she’s worked with Land Rover, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Apple, eBay, AT&T, Marriott and more. She focuses on intimacy and human connection no matter the job.
Her imagery has been published in three books, "Reproduction," "Landscapes," and her newest imprint “Chez Panisse” photographed at the iconic Alice Waters restaurant and informed by her own immersive experience there.
Marsalis live in Los Angeles with her dog Queso.
Editorial: Another Magazine, Brides, Bust, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller U.K., Dazed & Confused, Departures, Dwell, Elle Decor, Endless Vacation, The Fader, Food & Wine, Fortune, Glamour, GQ, Guardian U.K. Weekend Magazine, Hemispheres, InStyle, Interview, Islands, Lucky, Marie Claire, Men's Journal, Monocle, Mother Jones, Newsweek, New York, New York Times Magazine, Outside, People, Port, Teen Vogue, Telegraph, Time, Time Out New York, Travel & Leisure, US News & World Report, Vice, Vogue, W, The Wall Street Journal, Wired.
Advertising: Adidas, Adobe, Alaway, American Express, Apple, Avery, Bardessono, Bayer, Boost Mobile, Charles Schwab, Citibank, Converse, Discover Card, Element Skateboards, FedEx, Gold Peak, Harry's, Hewlett-Packard, Johnsonville, Kashi Cereals, Keen Footwear, L'Oréal, Microsoft, Nike, O'Neill, PacSun, Palm, Persol, Pfizer, Princess Cruises, Roxy, Saturn, Sheraton, Sony, Timberland, TD Ameritrade, Urban Outfitters, Visa, Wolfgang Puck.