This exhibit carries us across several nations where Vitale witnessed, with her attentive eye, the close relationship that forms between human beings and animals. This is an in-depth analysis that highlights great global challenges as well as local issues, all within the shots of a photographer who has worked tirelessly toward the conservation of species and who has tried to raise awareness among the public and offer solutions. In fact, she has promoted numerous initiatives for advocacy and fundraising efforts.
These are four incredible reportages that bring us into China, Kenya and the United States. In China, Ami is attempting to help save the country’s most important ambassador: the panda. She has worked for years on the secret lives of these animals, having unprecedented access to the incredible journey being made to release these animals back into their natural habitat. In Kenya, Ami has documented the efforts of organizations and local communities that are taking a stand for elephants and rhinos. In Montana, Ami’s home state in the USA, she has spent time with a group of ranchers who work to integrate ecological practices into livestock management.
This powerful exhibit concludes the Festival, leaving its final image as a reminder for us all.