Amy Yenkin is the director of the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, based in New York City. She joined the Open Society Foundations in 1994 as the deputy director of scholarships and later held the positions of associate director of the Open Media Research Institute (a related organization based in Prague) and associate director of the Open Society U.S. Programs.
Yenkin helped establish the Moving Walls exhibition in 1998, and in 2004 developed and launched the Documentary Photography Project.
Prior to the Foundations, she worked in Washington, D.C., as the director of government relations for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where she represented U.S. colleges and universities in lobbying the U.S. Congress and government agencies on immigration policies affecting foreign students and the hiring of foreign faculty and researchers. She received her BA in history from the University of Michigan.