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How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career

Editor’s Note: To mark the celebration of Earth Day, join us in celebrating Vitale’s work and all member work that celebrates nature and all things environmental.

Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog
[by Caitlyn Edwards]

© Ami Vitale

For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a war correspondent during the War in Kosovo. She was on a clear path forward, with hopes of shining a light on human tragedies through her writing and photography. But one phone call changed everything. 

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