Who is SHE? She is Ami Vitale, one of my favorite photojournalists who currently works out of India. If you haven't seen her work online – RUN and check it out here. The images will inspire you and the Flash-based presentation will wow you. It's clean, simple, elegant and amazing.
Ami is internationally recognized for her documentary work. The National Press Photographers Association recently awarded her the much acclaimed Magazine Photographer of the Year title. At the recent PhotoPlusExpo in New York City, the World Press Photo folks had assembled her winning portfolio of images from Gujarat (after the riots). With her permission, I'll try and post those images here. She is also Canon's 2003 Female Photographer of the Year.
Meanwhile, here is your chance to learn from this young master of photography! Leslie Scott Photography and Tours is offering a special workshop with Ami from January 31 to February 14, 2004. The workshop will take place in Rajasthan. Again, I wish I could go. But if any of you do make it there, do send me a report at: tiffinbox[at]pipalproductions[dot]com.