Join Montana-based international photojournalist Ami Vitale on Friday, March 7, as she helps you to take strong still images and turn them into compelling stories that make a difference. You will develop a keen sense of what goes into creating and sustaining a long term project, generate ideas for funding, and discuss outlets for your images. Join us and learn not just how to create beautiful images but how to edit them into a cohesive, artful story. Ami has also judged some of the most prestigious photo contests and will offer valuable insight into making a business out of your passion.
On Saturday, March 8, Ami will conduct portfolio reviews and provide you with valuable feedback on your work, answer your questions, and help you further your photographic career. You need to register for a portfolio review separately from the program registration. See the registration links below and the portfolio review registration link in the gray box on the right side of the program registration page.
Ami Vitale's journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit and is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award. More of her work can be seen at her website amivitale.com.