Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to more than 85 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication and have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. She is a Nikon Ambassador, has judged the most prestigious photo contests and is a contract photographer with National Geographic Magazine.



She has been working with Ripple Effect Images, an organisation of well-known scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful films and stories illustrating the very specific problems women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them. She is also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Alexia Foundation's Photojournalism Advisory Board.

Most recently, she has been the subject of the documentary series "Over the Islands of Africa" and hosted of a 10 part photography series for National Geographic Channel in Asia. Now based in Montana, Vitale is a  contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives lectures and workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.