Ami Vitale, best known for her cultural documentation, has received recognition for her work from World Press Photo, the NPPA, International Photos of the Year, Photo District News and the South Asian Journalists Association presented her with the Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding print reporting on South Asia. Her stories have been awarded grants including the first-ever Inge Morath grant by Magnum Photos, The Canon female photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Vitale's photographs have been published in major international magazines such as National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian and Le Figaro among others. They have also been presented in international exhibitions including: Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan, France; Reporters Sans Frontiers, Paris; the FotoArt Festival in Poland; the Open Society Institute and The United Nations in New York.
Now based in Miami, Vitale is a contract photographer for National Geographic and the Senior Producer for Multimedia at the Knight Center for International Media. " Her work about threatened environments has is at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City from May 2009 and will be traveling for five years to cities around the United States.
See more of Ami's work on her personal website,