National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and speaker
National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, writer and speaker, Ami Vitale has travelled to more than 100 countries, documenting the heartbreaking realities of war and witnessing the inspiring power of individuals making a difference. Her award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes working to protect wildlife and finding harmony in our natural world. She has been named one of the most influential photographers of her generation and is Conservation International’s 2022 Innovators Fellow. She received the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service and the Lucie Humanitarian Award in 2022. She is a six-time recipient of World Press Photo and author of the best-selling book Panda Love, on the secret lives of pandas. Ami is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Vital Impacts which uses art to engage youth in conservation. She lectures around the world and will be featured on the National Geographic Explorer TV series in 2023.