Ami Vitale@amivitale

Ami Vitale is a @natgeo photographer, filmmaker, speaker and @nikonusa ambassador. New book- Panda Love: the secret life of pandas

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Photo by @amivitale. A sincere note of gratitude to the editors at both @Time and @CNN who have named this photo as one of the Best Photos of 2018. It was a painful moment showing Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino left on this planet, being comforted by keeper Joseph Wachira moments before he passed away March 19, 2018 at @olpejeta conservancy in northern Kenya. To watch the last of something die is something I hope never to experience again but Sudan was surrounded by love, together with the people who committed their lives to protecting him. If there is any meaning in his death, it's that Sudan can be our final wake up call. In a world of 7 billion, we need to start recognizing that we are not separate from nature. When we see ourselves as part of the landscape and part of nature, then saving nature is really about saving ourselves.

@Time allowed me to write about this moment in "A Photographer Shares the Final Moments of the Last Male Northern White Rhino" - head to Time.com to read it and learn more about the meaning of this moment as we witness extinction right now, on our watch.
Follow @olpejeta @safari_park_dvur_kralove @nature_africa and others to learn more and get involved.
@everydayextinction @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #LastManStanding #SudanForever #WorthMoreAlive #OlPejetaRhinos #NorthernWhiteRhinos #protectrhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #nikonusa #nikon #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Los Angeles friends, I’ll be at the @annenbergspace for their Iris Nights series giving the talk One Village, Thirteen Elephants, and The Moon today, Thursday, December 13th. Tickets are sold out, but message me if you’re interested in attending. Hope to see you there! Saturday, I'll be speaking at @natgeo fine art gallery in Laguna Beach at 2pm and signing books after until 4pm.
@nikonusa @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #irisnights #photojournalism #magicalkenya #everydayafrica #whyilovekenya #kenya #natureisspeaking #nature #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Friends in Los Angeles, please come see me at the @annenbergspace tomorrow Thursday, 7pm.
Here, Afghan girls harvest wheat in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, the site of the ancient Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban. Despite billions of dollars being poured into girls' education in Afghanistan, conditions at schools remain rudimentary. Still, girls are attending school and that is a huge improvement from the days when girls and women were banned from getting an education. This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #afghanistan #bamiyan #asia #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. A woman cloaks herself in her burqa in Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Taliban’s reign, Afghan women were forced to wear the burqa at all times in public, because, according to one Taliban spokesman, "the face of a woman is a source of corruption" for men not related to them. Under the regime, education was permitted only for girls under the age of 8 and they were only allowed to learn the Koran. Since then, education was a prime objective but despite some improvement, the numbers of girls going to school are still among the lowest in the world.
This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #afghanistan #letgirlslearn #girlseducation #educategirls #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. Afghan women wait for physical training to make using their prosthetic limbs easier at the International Committee for the Red Cross hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Many had lost a limb due to landmines and unexploded devices that litter the countryside.Afghans have lived through decades of war and instability but one of the biggest threats they face now are landmines, left from either the Soviet invasion or the fight against the Taliban. In 2017, more than 2,000 Afghans were killed or injured by landmines. That is about five times the number of civilians killed in 2012.

This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #afghanistan #kabul #afghanistan #women #landmines #War #conflict #women #nikonnofilter #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism #latergram


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Photo by @amivitale. Rekha gets water from a well in the village of Purumpur in Rajasthan. The changes in climate in the last few decades are forcing many people to leave villages in search of a better life in the cities.

This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #rajasthan #delhi #india #climatechange #conservation #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism #latergram


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Photo by @amivitale. Girls run to get inside their home ahead of an oncoming sand storm. Here, life in the remote desert town of Boujbeja, Mali, challenges the Arab Moors who live there but also offers them peace from the rest of the world. "Boujbeja" means the luck of the desert, but after a severe #drought in 1966, they have been fighting the constant push of the sands and must dig 70 meters underground to get water.

This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #nikonnofilter #mali #africa #desert #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. A Borana girl hides behind her mother's abaya in Isiolo, Kenya during a funeral for a slain ranger. Northern Kenya has a history riddled with violence, primarily between livestock herders of warring tribes. Competition for pasture and water, especially during times of drought, force different tribes to migrate to the same area and often leads to conflict. These years of fighting have taken their toll on the communities, wildlife and habitats of Northern Kenya, which is why the Northern Rangelands Trust (@nrt_kenya) is working with these communities to improve security and build relationships between the communities.

This week I’m sharing images of women and children around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #kenya #northernkenya #africa #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Excited to share with you Lynn Johnson’s (@ljohnphoto) book ‘Gender,’ which features beautiful, respectful images of transgender children, shot for @NatGeo last year. This is a special edition of 150 books - 100 copies come with a print (artist's choice - one of the two images attached) for $50 plus shipping, and 50 copies without a print are available at $25 plus shipping. These beautiful books are published by 10(X) Editions (@saraterry13). Each book is signed, numbered, hand-stamped and hand-bound. 100% of sales of Gender will go to an organization chosen by Lynn that works with transgender children.

This week I’m sharing recommendations for books from photographers I love that would make wonderful gifts this holiday season. Please join me in supporting these committed photographers!
@natgeo @thephotosociety #photojournalism #photography #genderequality


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Paul Nicklen's (@paulnicklen) stunning new book, "Born to Ice" is now available online at Amazon. He has taken his favorite images and combined them into a beautiful coffee table book that is a vivid and timely portrait of two extraordinary, endangered ecosystems. Experience the ends of the Earth through photos from his astonishing lifetime of working in polar regions. Swipe right for a sneak peeks of some images from the book. In celebration of the holidays, Paul is releasing #BornToIce in a series of signed/inscribed limited edition options. See the link in his bio for more. "Paul Nicklen's Born to Ice... a collection of photographs from his travels to both of this planet's poles, and the result is massive, both literally and figuratively... the book is a treasure for naturalists, photography geeks, and armchair adventurers alike." Paul says, "It's the editor’s 2019 top pick on Amazon for books in 2018. It is my first true Fine Art book and it is the first time I have ever taken all of my favorite Fine Art images from the ends of the Earth and put them in one big (8.8 pounds) Fine Art coffee table book. It is a celebration of a lifetime of working in the polar regions. It is printed in Italy on the finest, sustainable paper and due to its size, every copy is hand-stitched." This week I’m sharing recommendations for books from photographers I love that would make wonderful gifts this holiday season. Please join me in supporting these committed photographers!

#paulnicklen #borntoice #photojournalism #arctic


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Beautiful work by my friend David duChemin (@davidduchemin) showcasing his work in Ethiopia and Kenya. There are 500 copies of his limited-edition book, Pilgrims & Nomads, available now. The book opens with Pilgrims, a body of work created in Lalibela, Ethiopia over the last 10 years. The second half, Nomads, features David’s work among the nomadic and semi-nomadic pastoralists of Northern Kenya, photographed in collaboration with The Boma Project (@thebomaproject) and the communities of the north.

Each copy is hand-signed and numbered and available through the link in @davidduchemin’s bio.

This week I’m sharing recommendations for books from photographers I love that would make wonderful gifts this holiday season. Please join me in supporting these amazing photographers!

#photojournalism #davidduchemin #ethiopia #kenya #africa #whyiloveafrica #northernkenya #everydayafrica #travel


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Paula Bronstein’s book (@pbbphoto) ‘Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear’ presents a stunning portrait of the war-torn country's people across more than a decade. Paula’s work gives voice to those Afghans, particularly women and children, documenting everything from the grave trials facing the country to the stirrings of new hope.

This week I’m sharing recommendations for books from photographers I love that would make wonderful gifts this holiday season. Please join me in supporting these committed photographers!
#photojournalism #afghanistan


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