Tag: Ami Vitale

  • Ami Vitale: From Photographer to Conservationist | PetaPixel

    Ami Vitale: From Photographer to Conservationist

    Ami Vitale: From Photographer to Conservationist

    A look at the life and work of Ami Vitale, a photographer and well-known conservationist who champions the cause of endangered wildlife.

    via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/ami-vitale-photographer-biography/

    “Today, my motivations are very different from when I began. Photography and storytelling are much more than a tool for my own self-empowerment. In the beginning, I plunged right in to tell the stories of humanity and war, and I was asked to focus on the horrors of the world. After a decade, I realized a profound truth; I had been telling stories about people and the human condition, but the backdrop of every one of these stories was the natural world.

  • WATCH: Ami Vitale on Using Photography to Effect Change – PhotoShelter Blog

    WATCH: Ami Vitale on Using Photography to Effect Change
    We sat down with Ami, National Geographic photographer and Nikon Ambassador, to see how she uses visual storytelling to raise awareness for the animals and communities she photographs.
  • Webinar: Every Day is Earth Day for Ami Vitale – PhotoShelter Blog

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    On Friday, April 30th at 12pm ET, we’re teaming up with National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and explorer Ami Vitale. Ami will take us on an odyssey, sharing powerful stories about pushing boundaries and how she’s used her photography to make an impact.
  • Ami Vitale Photo Voted Best of Decade by National Geographic Readers | PDNPulse

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    Ami Vitale Photo Voted Best of Decade by National Geographic Readers | PDNPulse

    National Geographic readers voted a heartbreaking photograph by Ami Vitale as the top photograph of the decade. Vitale’s image shows the moment just before Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on earth, died. In the photo, Sudan is comforted by Joseph Wachira, a caretaker at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya. National Geographic readers voted for the image in an online poll in December 2019.

  • How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career – PhotoShelter Blog

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    How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career – PhotoShelter Blog

    For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a war correspondent during the War in Kosovo. She was on a clear path forward, with hopes of shining a light on human tragedies through her writing and photography. But one phone call changed everything.

  • Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes | PhotoShelter Blog

    Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

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    How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? In our guide, The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, we got advice from David Burnett, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Dixie Dixon, Scott Strazzante, Dianne Debicella, and Jonathan Gayman who share why personal projects really matter.

  • The Candid Frame #272 – Ami Vitale — ibarionex

    The Candid Frame #272 – Ami Vitale

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    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, and Smithsonian.

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    Official Press Release Announcing APAD’s Continued Awesomeness

    This year’s auction will be held online through Paddle 8 and includes photographs contributed by Ed Kashi, Vince Musi, Melissa Farlow, Randy Olson, Damon Winter, Todd Heisler, Ami Vitale and many, many other accomplished photographers. The auction will begin on September 2, 2014 and will end on September 16.

  • Ami Vitale: Ripple Effects — zPhotoJournal

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    It’s not just about making beautiful photos. There is a beautiful, universal truth everywhere and, if you peek under the veil, you’ll find a wondrous commonality between us. I hope that you will use your camera not just as an extension of your eye but also as an extension of your heart.

  • A Look Back: 4 of PhotoShelter’s Longest Standing Members Reflect on the IndustryPhotoShelter Blog

    A Look Back: 4 of PhotoShelter’s Longest Standing Members Reflect on the Industry

    These photographers, including Chip Litherland, Brad Mangin and Ami Vitale are continuing to amaze us, churning out fantastic work and staying on top of their game.

  • How Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart & Ami Vitale Are Making the Next Six Months CountPhotoShelter Blog

    How Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart & Ami Vitale Are Making the Next Six Months Count

    we caught up with a few top photographers including Joe McNally, Jeremy Cowart, Ami Vitale, David duChemin, Stacy Pearsall, Dixie Dixon, and Gary Arndt to ask one question: How do you plan to grow your photo business over the next six months?

  • Ami Vitale: Growing Up in Big Sky Country


    Link: Ami Vitale: Growing Up in Big Sky Country | PROOF

    I cannot escape the feeling that children here are shaped as much by their parents as by the land itself and they in turn help shape the land.

  • Inside The (Not So) Secret World of Pandas

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    Link: Inside The (Not So) Secret World of Pandas – LightBox

    Pandas remain a recognizable symbol of China worldwide, and yet they are a conservation-reliant endangered species. Photographer Ami Vitale recently accompanied a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to the mountainous region of Sichuan Province, China to document giant pandas that are slated to be released into the wild at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong.

  • A National Geographic Photographer’s Quest To Combat Illegal Poaching in Kenya

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    Link: A National Geographic Photographer’s Quest To Combat Illegal Poaching in Kenya – Feature Shoot

    Montana-based photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale is shedding some much-needed light on the illegal wildlife trade and poaching of animals taking place in northern Kenya

  • Video Interview with Ami Vitale: Winning Tips for Submitting to Photo Contests


    Link: Video Interview with Ami Vitale: Winning Tips for Submitting to Photo Contests

    In this video interview, Ami discusses why photographers should spend time editing for and entering contests (hint: it’s not for the prize money), as well as her list of top photojurnalistic contests and grants to consider. She also shares her top do’s and don’t’s for submitting, like the importance of reading all the terms and n

  • A Montana Cattle Drive

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    Link: A Montana Cattle Drive : The New Yorker

    “The age of the open range is gone, and the era of large cattle drives is over,” said the photographer Ami Vitale, whose work from Montana is both a testament to a disappearing way of life and an ode to its endurance.

  • Meditation On The Death Of A Hero

    As we walked the streets, I noticed a certain type of photographer that stood in contrast to the sophisticated, mature practioners like Tim or our other luncheon mates, John Stanmeyer, Ami Vitale, David Strick, Jack Picone and others. It seemed to me this group was like a pack of roving jackals. There was a certain aggressive energy, wildness and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. This subset of photographers spoke about wanting to change the world, but their words sounded somewhat disingenuous. They wanted the thrill of danger, the clarity that comes when Life faces Death; the hunt, the kill. Their giant cameras slung around their necks while strolling around the peaceful streets of this French city were like bazookas, and shooting was an act of aggression for them.

    Link: Meditation On The Death Of A Hero
  • Ami Vitale on Trusting Your Instincts

    You’ll really enjoy the colorful stories Ami shares behind each of these tips, like how Ami’s images from Angola captured the world’s attention because of the unique stories she chose to photograph — despite her editors originally insisting that work from Angola would never get published.

    Link: Ami Vitale on Trusting Your Instincts – A Picture’s Worth | PhotoShelter
  • photo-eye Book Reviews: War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. 3

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    Photographs by Louie Palu, Asim Rafiqui, Rodrigo Abd, Andrea Bruce, Davide Monteleone, Saiful Huq Omi, Ami Vitale and Donald Weber. The Aftermath Project, 2011. Softcover. 132 pp., black & white and color illustrations throughout, 11×11

    Link: photo-eye | BLOG: photo-eye Book Reviews: War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. 3
  • Ami Vitale Documentary: Every Pregnancy is a Gamble in Sierre Leone – A Picture's Worth

    Ami Vitale’s latest project comes in the form of a documentary video, and with your help (in the form of votes) it can make a difference in the lives of the women in the story.

    Link: Ami Vitale Documentary: Every Pregnancy is a Gamble in Sierre Leone – A Picture’s Worth | PhotoShelter