“Sight is often taken for granted: we frequently assume that people “see” a given situation in similar ways. In reality, people often perceive identical situations in astonishingly different ways. The beauty of photography is that it can compel us to re-examine what we think we understand.”
Amani’s monograph “Disquiet” was published in the spring of 2013 by Damiani and included on many year-end “best of” lists.
His work has been featured in the books Street Photography Now (Thames and Hudson) and New York: In Color (Abrams).
Amani’s pictures have been exhibited in America and throughout the world, including at the Howard Greenberg gallery and his work has been featured in such publications as American Photography, Harper’s, Newsweek and The New York Times.
He has given lectures at institutions including the International Center of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and the Camera Club of New York.
Amani received his MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family.