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, and Photo District News, and the South Asian Journalists Association presented her with the Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding print reporting on South Asia.
She was the recipient of the first-ever Inge Morath grant by Magnum Photos, The Canon Female Photojournalist award for her work in Kashmir, and a grant from 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 Washington, DC, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic and is producing a book and exhibit for the Nature Conservancy about threatened environments around the world.