Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to more than 85 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication and have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. Ami is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of well-known scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful stories illustrating the very specific issues women in developing countries face. Ami is also a Nikon Ambassador, has judged the most prestigious photo contests, and is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine. She is writing a book about the stories behind her images.