“I am indifferent to things that do not interest me but never would I attack them, especially in the creative arts.  Because I say anybody who does creative art is a sacred person, I don’t care what he does whether he paints academic pictures or he’s modern or different from anything else he cannot do any harm.  Whereas a bad politician, a bad doctor or a bad crook can kill you.” - Man Ray 

(excerpt from the American Masters production, Man Ray - Prophet of the Avant-Garde, 1997)

Amy Bellezza was born in Bronxville, New York and graduated from the School of Visual Arts, majoring in Photography.

She studied under Ralph Gibson in her final year and had a solo show upon graduating. She has also attended the Maine Photographic Workshops (Maine Media Workshops + College) and since has had several exhibits.

She was an Instructor's Assistant at the International Center of Photography and spent five years working as an administrative assistant in the stock photography industry, working for both The Image Bank, Ltd. (now Getty Images) and The Stock Market Photography Agency, Inc. (now Corbis).

She is presently serving as Organizer for the Maine Photography Group Meetup and is a registered teacher of Photography Criticism at Portland Adult Education.

She now resides in Portland, Maine.

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