Amanda Breitbach is a photographer and multi-media artist whose research focuses on the complex relationships between people and land. She grew up on a family farm and ranch in eastern Montana. She received dual bachelor's degrees from Montana State University in photography and French, and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Prior to attending graduate school, she was a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in West Africa and worked as a newspaper photographer and reporter. She was a graduate fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies and the Joy of Giving Something Foundation/Imagining America. She is also a founding member of the UNL Social Practice Coalition, a collective of artists and activists interested in blurring the lines between art, performance, political activism, community organizing, and environmentalism. Her work has been exhibited at the Great Plains Art Museum, the Eisentrager-Howard and Prescott Galleries in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Nebraska, the Rourke Gallery in Moorhead, Minnesota, the University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery in Lawrence, the Clarridge Gallery in Bellevue, Washington, Waterworks Gallery and Loft Gallery in Miles City, Montana, and the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman, Montana.