VITAL IMPACTS STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

VITAL IMPACTS STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

Caption: Anne Ledakanya, the first woman Samburu guide in northern Kenya greets old friend Fupi, an orphaned giraffe who was successfully released back to the wild at . Years after his reintroduction, Fupi often comes to check in on the people who rescued him. All photos by Ami Vitale.

Photography has the unique ability to transcend language and help us understand our deep connections to one another and to all of life on this planet. It is the ultimate tool for creating empathy, awareness, and making sense of our world we share.
Wanjiku and Roxanne. Photo by Ami Vitale.
Vital Impacts founder Ami Vitale has created a series of visual storytelling workshops for 40 conservationists from across Kenya that we hope will unite and amplify another generation of powerful storytellers. Please follow them on Instagram at .
Philip and Rebecca. Photo by Ami Vitale.
WHO gets to take the photos and tell the stories MATTERS. Which images are included, what’s emphasized and what’s ignored depend on the narrators themselves.
Vital Impacts Storytelling Workshop at Sarara Camp.
Ami partnered with Wanjiku Kinuthia of Maliasili and invited  conservationists from across Kenya. The organizations involved are Blue Ventures, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies, Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association, Greater Mara Management,Association of Land Owners (SORALO), Lion Guardians, Ewaso Lions, Communities Health Africa Trust (C.H.A.T), Kenya Wildlife Service, Grevy's Zebra Trust, Taita Wildlife Conservancies, Mount Kenya Trust, Ol Pejeta Conservancy,Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and Sarara Foundation.
 Vital Impacts Storytelling Workshop at Ol Pejeta.

National Geographic photographer Maggie Steber, Wanjiku Kinuthia, Rebecca Nicola, Carra O'Neal and James Mwenda shared their hearts and minds and brought tools, skills and stories for these intensive workshops.

Watch for more details coming soon.
Reflection at Sarara Camp. Photo by Ami Vitale.