Renowned American photojournalist and documentary film maker, Ami Vitale has once again lent her abundant photographic talents to yet another important issue facing the planet. The Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer’s work has already had significant impact on a wide range of other areas, including conservation of the giant pandas in China.
This time, she’s taking a stand with musician Dave Matthews, along with organisations like Conservation International. Their aim is to draw attention to the plight of elephants and the communities protecting them. In order to do this, she made a film with Matthews the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya – the very first community-owned elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild
And to do your part in lending support and have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes, follow this link: prizeo.com/elephants. By entering, you receive the chance to win a 7-day luxury safari in Kenya to visit Reteti, Sarara Camp, and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, a trip to see Dave Matthews at the final concert of this tour at the Hollywood Bowl as well as receive a beautiful Rockbridge Guitar with a custom inlay of an elephant, hand-drawn by Matthews. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems. The more contributions you make, the better your chances of winning.
Ami Vitale’s images will be exhibited at all 47 Dave Matthews concerts over the coming months.