Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 80 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. The UN, Human Rights Watch, MSF, Oxfam, the Open Society Institute, and many others have exhibited her photographs around the world. Ami’s work has garnered awards from World Press Photos, Photographer of the Year International, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award. Ami has been awarded grants including the first-ever Inge Morath grant by the prestigious Magnum Photos, The Canon female photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Ami is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and is also senior producer for the Knight Center for International Media.