"Canson has brought the luxurious feel of their centuries old Arches collection to their ARCHES® BFK Rives White paper. I love the subtle texture as it makes this paper look and feel three dimensional. I find that holding a print that is made of 100% cotton connects perfectly with my stories. After testing this paper on both black & white as well as colour images, I have found it's bright white base to make my images 'pop'. The whites in my images are truly white and the blacks have a depth to them that I have not experienced with other papers."

Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” She has traveled to more than 100 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit. She has turned her lens to compelling wildlife stories, such as returning critically endangered, captive-born species like the giant pandas back to the wild, and efforts to save the last living northern white rhinos from extinction. Vitale’s work is exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries, and private collections. She has garnered prestigious awards including six prizes from World Press Photo, the International Photographer of the Year prize, and the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting. She has also been named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.

She is Executive Director of Vital Impacts whose mission is to support grassroots organizations who are protecting people, wildlife and habitats. She is also a founding  member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers who document challenges facing women and girls in developing countries. She is chair of the Photographers Advisory Board for National Geographic magazine photographers and also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Alexia Foundations Photojournalism Advisory Board. Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives  talks and workshops throughout the world. 



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