Photojournalist, Writer & Host of “America Speaks”
Author of We Protest: Fighting For The America We Believe In, Rizzoli Books
Originally from New York City, Tish Lampert began her work as a photojournalist in London where she free-lanced for numerous publications and newspapers, including The London Times, The Evening Standard, and Time Out Magazine. Lampert’s work focuses on human rights issues. She worked with the Cesar Chavez movement for migrant worker’s rights in the nineties and for ten years, worked with the Navajo Nation in Tuba City and Window Rock, Arizona. Her “in the field” investigations include: Human Rights Watch, Concierge, Voices For a Free South Africa, The Los Angeles School District, Tap-Tap, The Los Angeles Conservancy and US Doctors Without Borders, and Art Miles Mural Project.
In her new book, We Protest: Fighting for What We Believe In (Rizzoli), https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847867950/ Rizzoli’s catalog description. photojournalist Tish Lampert captures the spirit of the heroes and ordinary citizens on their activist journey to defend their American values during the most conflicted era in our recent history. The book charts the chronology of social-change movements that have dominated the headlines over the past several years. Lampert’s lens has taken us to the front lines of activism, capturing our fight to defend our freedoms. We Protest is endorsed by Martin Sheen, Harry Belafonte, Vice President Kamala Harris, Nobel Peace Laureate Bobby Muller, Producer/Creator of 24 & Homeland, Howard Gordon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author & journalist, David Shipler, Gloria Steinem, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Nobel Laureate Jonathan Granoff, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, & others.
Lampert, based in L.A., has spotlighted struggles across the globe, from Guatemala to Sub-Saharan Africa, and throughout the U.S. For five years she served as media director and photographer for Voices of African Mothers at the United Nations. Tish’s work for the United Nations has taken her to rebel-held territory, in the Congo, as well as to Ghana, Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda. She has exhibited at the United Nations, New York, UCLA, Photo LA, Fotografiska NY, Malibu, Vermont, London, and elsewhere. October 2021 Lampert’s short film https://vimeo.com/610290956 was created for Richard Colton’s Movement Without Borders, in NYC. Her photographs are featured in the short film, Ghost Preferences; this work is now in the Lincoln Center Library of The Performing Arts. December 2021, Lampert collaborated with the ACLU for their Bill of Rights Awards where her photographs, from her book We Protest, were featured in a Diane Warren video https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/610290956
Lampert’s photographic series, “How Did We Get Here? An American retrospective of the past twenty-five years will be announced in the fall of 2023.
A collaboration with The Conflict Awareness Project and The Pacific Council, using my photographs to tell the human story of migration, “The Path To Freedom” is ongoing both online and with exhibited work, 2023/2024.
Lampert is also the creator and host of the popular podcast, “America Speaks,” which gives voice to today’s heroes on the front lines of fighting for social change. Lampert sits on the Creative Council for The Peace Studio.
Lampert is the recipient of two Nathan Cummings Foundation Family Grants. Her photographs are a part of numerous collections both here in the U.S. and in the U.K.