About Mandy Stadther
Owner and founder of Richfield Portrait Photography and Seven Worlds by Amanda Stadther.
I was born and raised in New Zealand but I now call the United States of America and Minnesota home.
As a senior journalist and chief reporter I have published hundreds of news, feature articles and photographs.
I have traveled to remote parts of the world including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. I have also spent time in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, India, Australia, Argentina, Chile, the Bahmas, St Thomas, St Maarten and many European nations.
I have won numerous awards for my work.
In 2010 two of my photographs were named in the final 12 out of 250,000 photographs in the Peregrine Adventures "Images of the World" photography competition. In 2011 one of my photographs was also picked as a finalist in the The Nature Conservancy's 2012 Digital Photo Contest.
As chief reporter for a New Zealand newspaper, my photojournalism work has also been recognized. Over a period of five years, several of my news photographs were chosen as finalists in the New Zealand Community Newspaper Awards, where I competed with nationally recognized senior photographers. I was also a finalist in the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition five years in a row.
I have also published hundreds of news and feature articles along with several travel articles about life and death in the Southern Ocean and I am a regular contributor for an online magazine called "Eye on Fine Art Photography"
Most recently my King Penguin photography was featured in the online version of the Smithsonian Magazine.
I was also awarded the Richfield - Bloomington Sun Current Readers' Choice Award 2020 for Best Photographer - Richfield Portrait Photography
Earlier this year the University of Minnesota in Duluth informed me they would like to use my photographs of Glensheen Mansion for their publicity materials.
Richfield Portrait Photography (LLC)
PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
Richfield - Bloomington Sun Current Readers' Choice Award 2020 - Best Photographer - Richfield Portrait Photography