PHOTO 322: The art of storytelling with nat geo photographer Ami Vitale

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By Gina Milicia and Valerie Khoo. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Meet Nat Geo photographer Ami Vitale, who has traveled to more than 100 countries, lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, was named by Instyle Magazine as on of fifty Badass Women alongside Jane Goodall, Christiane Amanpour and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She has been named Magazine photographer of the year in the International Photographer of the Year prize, received the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting and named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographer's Association, among others. She is a five-time recipient of World Press Photos and recently published a best-selling book, Panda Love, on the secret lives of pandas. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every international publication and exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. Currently based in Montana, Ami Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine. You’ll discover: what is it about an image that stops you in your tracks, lessons learned from being a photo editor, 5 things to think about when telling a visual story, how to pitch your story to a magazine editor, why you should not shoot for free, tips on pricing images, the importance of giving back and much more!

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