Photography is not about the camera. It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories. Photography is a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool to make sense of our commonalities in the world we share.

- Ami Vitale

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  1. Completely agree! Would love your thoughts on a short video I created about photography’s ability to create understanding across cultures: http://www.onewithalex.com/#!Gallery/clzx.

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  2. Completely agree! Would love your thoughts on a short video I created about photography’s ability to create understanding across cultures: http://www.onewithalex.com/#!Gallery/clzx

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  3. Reblogged this on Jackie's Travels and commented:
    Couldn’t have said it better myself, this coming from a person that takes all her pictures on her iPhone! I always felt the story behind the photo leaving the viewer wondering is the most important, like an old painting.

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  4. Ami, I agree. But few photograhers have been trained in photojournalism – and most are terrified of people they don’t know. The idea of visiting a new country and coming back only with landscapes…I don’t get it. I see every place I go, and so many I meet, as a story. The woman in the bakeshop in Nyon. The shoe craftsman in Vevey. The Druze pita-man at Kesher Cave, Israel. The market owner in Sorrento. How can you NOT learn their story and bring it home?

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  5. I think that photography is about capturing history. I wish I had more images from earlier in my life.

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