Photojournalist Amy Helene Johansson, born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, studied film and theatre theory before earning a BA in fashion design. However, after a decade of working for H&M as a fashion designer, a workshop with renowned photographer Steve McCurry was to change her life forever. Witnessing the power of photography to tell the stories of people without voices, Amy ditched her pencil and paper and bought her first camera. Within a year she had been published in leading broadsheets and magazines in the UK and Sweden, including the Sunday Times and Sydsvenska Dagbladet. She was awarded first prize in Asia Geographic Magazine “Faces of Asia Award” and finished in the finals of the National Geographic photography competition 2010. Her work has been displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.