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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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Upcoming Events

VOICES Lectures @ Revolution Hall

Four Amazing Women, Four Incredible Stories VOICES Lectures turns 30 this season, telling the stories of fascinating women. VOICES is a 4-part lectures series sold as a series with individual tickets on sale one month prior to opening night pending availability. Great friends’ night out! Marlee Matlin Wed., Oct. 12, 2022 Topic: An Evening with Marlee [ … ]

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FT Weekend Festival US: THE REACH in D.C.

I am thrilled to be speaking this Saturday, May 7 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Financial Times Weekend Festival alongside one of my favorite authors in the world, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  and a host of illustrious writers and thinkers. The focus will be, The Bigger Picture: a global take on [ … ]

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The Art of Visual Storytelling in Bozeman

Join National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and explorer Ami Vitale, May 20th at 7 PM at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT as she takes us on an odyssey, sharing powerful stories that drive change and inspire us all to push boundaries and have impact in our daily lives. Tickets for this FREE [ … ]

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Wild Hope with National Geographic Live in Santa Barbara

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with [ … ]

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Hat’s Off to You All!

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My heart is exploding with love and gratitude to all of you who made the Vital Impacts fundraiser for humanitarian aid a huge success. Thanks to the outpouring of support, the print initiative sold over $800,000 of iconic, fine art prints by some of the world’s most fascinating photographers.  I am grateful for the generosity [ … ]

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Impact Now for Humanitarian Relief

I am honored to launch a new Vital Impacts flash print sale with the photographers of National Geographic. 100% of profits will be donated to Direct Relief who are allocating these funds to the regions in the world in most need of humanitarian aid. They are working in Ukraine now to provide medical aid to [ … ]

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Exceptional Alien: ‘Kenya reminds us of all the wonder and magic of this world.’

World-respected, Montana-based photographer Ami Vitale has captured extraordinary scenes in more than 100 countries. Yet there’s one place that remains at the top of her list when it comes to creative inspiration: Northern Kenya. Since her first visit to the region in 2009, the Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer has returned regularly to immerse [ … ]

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National Geographic: These photos were among the favorites of our 200 million Instagram followers

My photograph of keeper Joseph Wachira comforting Sudan, the last living male northern white rhino, as he laid dying at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in March 2018 was among the works that most resonated with National Geographic’s 200 million Instagram followers. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their account, National Geographic is looking back [ … ]

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