Ami Vitale

Specialty: Photographer

Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to more than 85 countries. She is a Nikon Ambassador and a contract photographer for National Geographic magazine, and her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. For most of her career, Ami has covered topics related to nature and wildlife and their intersection with human poverty, health, and security. She has covered human-elephant conflict in India, the poaching of snow leopards in India and Bhutan, and man-eating lions in East Africa for National Geographic Adventure. Ami is currently working on a story about wildlife in Africa and the indigenous communities on the frontlines of the poaching wars, and another about China releasing captive giant pandas back into the wild. Ami is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful stories illustrating the very specific issues women in developing countries face.

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