AMI VITALE | April 6, 2020 | The Forum
Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one principle guide her work: to live the story. That means she’s gone to tremendous lengths to capture the power of the human spirit even in the face of adversity—living in mud huts, contracting malaria, and braving civil war in Guinea-Bissau. But soon, another philosophy began to overtake her work: you can’t talk about humanity without talking about nature. Thus, she chronicles her journey from documenting warzones to helping to reintroduce rhinos to the wild, and donning a panda costume to remain anonymous among the giant mammals.