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About Ami

Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 100 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

Throughout the years, Ami has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit— keeping true to her belief in the importance of “living the story.”  In 2009, after shooting a powerful story on the transport and release of one the world’s last white rhinos, Ami shifted her focus to today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories. She is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images and is on the Photojournalism Advisory Council for the Alexia Foundation Currently based in Montana, frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. She can be reached at ami@amivitale.com.

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Defining Moments: The photographs that transformed us and our world

Join Paul’s Photo and Creative Photo Academy in honor of International Women’s Day as we Celebrate Women and Women in Photography. From professional photographers to industry leaders hear how these women of impact use their own voice to tell their story and speak their truth. On March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day, join [ … ]

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Natural History Museum: Behind the Lens

Award winning photographer Ami Vitale had travelled the world capturing today’s most compelling wildlife and environmental stories. Highly commended in this years’ Wildlife Photographer of the year’s People’s Choice Awards, Ami’s image The Last Goodbye portrays the bond between ranger and rhino. Join Ami in conversation with Alison Shean as we discover the incredible story [ … ]

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Glazer’s Live: The Art of Visual Storytelling with Ami Vitale

In an event hosted by Glazer’s Camera of the Pacific Northwest, Join National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and explorer Ami Vitale, March 15th as she takes us on an odyssey, sharing powerful stories that drive change and inspire us all to push boundaries, break glass ceilings and have impact in our daily lives. Ami has [ … ]

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Storytelling for Change Summit

I am proud to be speaking as a part of Photographers Without Borders’ Storytelling for Change Summit Mar. 27 & 28, 2021. As storytellers, we have a great privilege and responsibility to share stories that are meaningful and that take us closer to a shared vision of the world we wish to live in. What [ … ]

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Africa

Flash Print Sale to Support Northern White Rhino Keepers

For the month of February, I am holding a special fine art print offering of all my photographs of northern white rhinos. 100% of the profits will be donated directly to the keepers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy so that they can continue on their mission of protecting and fighting for some of the world’s most vulnerable creatures.

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Conservation

First-Edition Scarf Sale to Benefit the BioRescue Project

I am pleased to share that my photo, “Dancer” is a part of the exclusive new Athena Collection of scarves from InFocus Canada. The series features some of North America’s most outstanding female photographers. Beautiful photography, elegant fashionable scarves, limited first edition, support of charity, sustainably and ethically produced. The photo is of a traditional [ … ]

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Conservation

Art for Conservation

I am excited to share this collaboration with the extraordinary artist Mantra, my wonderful friends at both Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Sarara Camp and National Geographic, who conspired to make this wild dream into a reality! For many years, I have been using photography and filmmaking to tell the powerful stories of this community in northern [ … ]

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Conservation

“The Last Goodbye” Nominated for the Natural History Museum’s People’s Choice Award

I am honored to learn that the image of Joseph Wachira saying goodbye to Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on the planet, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has been nominated in the prestigious Natural History Museum’s People’s Choice Award. It is my hope that this nomination will bring attention to the incredible work of Jojo Wachira and [ … ]

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