The Unseen Side of Working as a Photographer Abroad

What happens when things don't go according to plan in the field? Photographer Ami Vitale talks about how a two-week trip to the impoverished African country of Guinea Bissau turned into a six-month stay, and how in India she overcame challenges of photographing people who did not want their picture taken.

Ami Vitale's website

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