In cooperation with the Czech Photo society, Faculty of Arts organises an exhibition of photographs by the American reportage photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale. We cordially invite all students, members of staff and the public to the exhibition launch which is going to take place on 6 October 2016 at 17:00 in Jan Palach Library. The exhibition shall be open until May 2017.
|Ami Vitale (*1970) is an acclaimed photographer who has worked for most of the important international journals – National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Newyorker, and a number of others. Photo District News magazine has named her one of the best 30 contemporary photographers of the world. Ami is the recipient of numerous awards, including World Press Photo and Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting. In the late 1990s, she worked in Prague as a photo reporter. Ami has travelled to more than 90 countries and throughout the years, she has lived in mud huts and war zones — keeping true to her belief in the importance of “living the story.” Since 2009, after shooting a story on the transport and release of one the world’s last white rhinos in Kenya, she has been focusing on wildlife and environmental stories. She is currently based in Montana and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.|