Guest Lecture with Ami Vitale this Wednesday
Well-known National Geographic documentary photographer Ami Vitale will be presenting a special lecture this Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 9:00 am at the Roxy Theater as part of our 2016 Summer Intensive photography course. While this presentation is geared toward all of our current students, it is also free and open to the public.
Ami has photographed a diverse range of stories in an even more diverse list of locations around the planet, during her storied career. On Wednesday she will talk about how she strives to connect when working with other cultures, earning trust and respect with her camera, telling stories that are true to all sides as well as discuss her personal experiences, provide some photo tips and answer questions. This lecture is expected to run for about two hours.
Check out her story about pandas that is in this month’s issue of Nat Geo.
Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries.
Her journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to 90 countries and her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication and 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.
Recently, she has been the subject of the ten-part TV series for National Geographic Channel and another documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa.” She is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful stories illustrating the very specific issues women in developing countries face. She is also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Alexia Foundation’s Photojournalism Advisory Board.
Now based in Montana, she continues to make films and stories of the planet’s most important issues and frequently gives lectures and workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia.
See some of her images below.