February 25, 2021

Visiting Artist Program to feature photographer Ami Vitale

The School of Art and Design is hosting a free virtual talk next week with Ami Vitale who will share her experiences as a war, travel and National Geographic contract photographer.

Vitale will present “Living the Story” on Thursday, March 4, via Zoom. The session is open to the first 300 people to enter, and registration is not required. The lecture begins at 5 p.m., but the Zoom session opens at 4:30 p.m. to allow participants time to enter and address any potential technical issues. There will be a slideshow with Vitale’s bio and Zoom-related tips.

Vitale’s honors include being named magazine photographer of the year in the International Photographer of the Year competition. She has received the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting and was named magazine photographer of the year by the National Press Photographer’s Association. In 2018, Vitale published “Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas,” a photographic look into the lives of China’s giant pandas.

For more information on the event, email the School of Art and Design’s Visiting Artist Program at vapsiuc@siu.edu.