Ami Vitale: The Story Within the Story

Ami Vitale: The Story Within the Story

Source: http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/events/iris-nights/poy-2010/50
Ami Vitale

The Story Within the Story

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 6:30-8:00pm

Ami Vitale‘s work as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 75 countries, where she witnessed civil unrest, poverty and unspeakable violence. In the midst of this despair, she captured surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

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The four years Vitale spent in Kashmir were among the most formative of her life. By sharing enduring images and stories of humanity along the Pakistan-India border, she will illustrate the persistence of life in unimaginable conditions. Vitale’s work highlights the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures.

Vitale’s photographs have been featured by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières, Oxfam, the Open Society Institute and others. Her work garnered a POYi award, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, multiple Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting and the National Press Photographers Association’s Magazine Photographer of the Year award. Photo District News  recognized her as one of 30 image makers of the future.

Vitale’s stories have been awarded grants including the first-ever Inge Morath Award from Magnum Photos, the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for her work in Kashmir, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace grant. Her photographs have been published in prestigious national and international magazines.

Now based in Miami, Florida, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and is also senior producer for the Knight Center for International Media.

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