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Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone
Luciana Pampalone, Graflex, 2012 © Luciana Pampalone

PHOTOGRAPHER

Ami Vitale

Photographer, United States
http://www.amivitale.com

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo,  Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award,  among many others.

She has been working most recently with Ripple Effect Images, an organization of well-known scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful and persuasive films and stories stories illustrating the very specific problems women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them. In 2010, Ami was a Senior Producer for Multimedia, at the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication where she got her Masters and worked on a project on women’s pregnancy and infant mortality in Sierra Leone and a feature film about migration and climate change in Bangladesh. She has  been the subject of the five-part documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa” and a featured speaker and judge in more than 20 countries from China to Chile. She is on the board of the Alexia Foundation and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Now based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  She can be reached at ami@amivitale.com or through Panos Pictures.

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