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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

The Nature Conservancy San Antonio Conservation Luncheon

With its diverse landscapes, rapidly-growing cities and rich natural history, Texas is a microcosm of the world. We’re contending with challenges that are tougher than ever—but there are also remarkable opportunities for us to ensure a resilient and thriving future. Join us on May 7 as we turn A Global Lens on the most important [ … ]

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Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions with National Geographic Live

Ami will be delivering the talk Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 9, 2019 at 7pm. Learn more and purchase tickets here. “I realized that if I wanted to cover anything, I should spend time to understand it. And to do that, you have to go live [ … ]

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Czech Photo Centre Exhibit – Hope | Extinction

Ami Vitale’s work on hope and extinction will be on display at the Czech Photo Centre in a solo show from Feb. 28-Apr. 7, 2019. Drawing from 10 years of her photography, the show will include her World Press Photo winning coverage of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, which was published by National Geographic, her documentation on [ … ]

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Aperture Australia

Aperture Australia is a photography conference that deserves a spot on your 2019 calendar. Held over the 22-23 June, 2019, Aperture Australia will celebrate the collective insight and advice from some of our industries finest legends of the lens. Even if you’re not a photographer, the images and stories from the speakers will blow you [ … ]

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Africa

Win a Guided Trip With Ami Vitale to Kenya’s Ol Pejeta

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I am thrilled to announce that I’m launching a chance to WIN a guided trip with me to Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Fatu and Najin, the last two northern white rhinos in the world, and the incredible people who care for them. You will also get a brand new Nikon Z [ … ]

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Africa

National Geographic Storytellers Seminar

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The National Geographic Storytellers Summit is a multi-day celebration of story, featuring the photographers, filmmakers, journalists, and data visualizers who witness the major events of our time, illuminate critical issues, and inspire action. Photographer and National Geographic Explorer Ami Vitale delivered the talk, “How to Photograph Hope.” Ami has covered conflict, violence, and heartbreak—like photographing [ … ]

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Botswana Photographic Safari with Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale will be leading a 9-day photographic safari through two of Botswana’s most wildlife rich regions. The safari will take place Oct. 9-Oct. 17. This safari will travel through Botswana’s Chobe National Park and the remarkable Okavango Delta, where guests can make use of Ami’s extensive knowledge as well as specially adapted safari vehicles and on-site [ … ]

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Africa

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary: Community United for Elephants

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At Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya, the first-ever community-owned and run sanctuary in all of Africa, rescued orphaned elephants are looked after by local keepers from the Samburu community. They are lovingly rehabilitated and raised with the ultimate goal to reintroduce them back into the wild. The sanctuary isn’t just about saving elephants; it’s [ … ]

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