Amy Pereira/MSNBC

Amy Pereira is the Director of Photography at MSNBC where in 2013 she launched the photography department and visual direction of the new Her primary focus is documentary photography and visual storytelling with an emphasis on issues surrounding social justice. In 2015 and 2016 she produced Magnum photographer Matt Black’s Geography of Poverty, a long-form special multimedia feature on income inequality in America for which he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith and the Robert F Kennedy prize for Journalism. She is currently producing, in partnership with Magnum Photos, Continental Drift, an ambitious eleven-part multimedia feature presentation on the migrant and refugee crisis across the globe. She is also an independent curator and editor of books of photography. Prior to her current role she was the senior photo editor at Newsweek International for ten years.