How Ami Vitale Built Support for Her Long-Term Photo Project

November 17, 2015

By Conor Risch

© Ami Vitale

An anti-poaching team permanently guards a northern white rhino named Fatu at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. 

Ami Vitale’s long-term project about wildlife conservation in Northern Kenya began with a story that she had trouble getting editors interested in. In 2009, conservationists were moving four of the last northern white rhinoceroses on the planet from a Czech Republic zoo to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Vitale, who is now a contract photographer for National Geographic, had...

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