Jenabu Balde  rests her head inside the school in the remote village of Dembel Jumpora in Guinea Bissua. This was one of two images misappropriated for the  #bringbackourgirls  campaign. 2011   ©  Ami Vitale

Jenabu Balde rests her head inside the school in the remote village of Dembel Jumpora in Guinea Bissua. This was one of two images misappropriated for the #bringbackourgirls campaign. 2011 © Ami Vitale

  Ramla Sharif  roasts coffee inside her home in the village of Choche in Ethiopia. Legend has it this is the birthplace of coffee. The region is home to the largest pool of genetic diversity in the world of coffee. It is home to more genetic diversity in coffee than the rest of the producing countries combined by a huge margin. 2012  © Ami Vitale

Ramla Sharif roasts coffee inside her home in the village of Choche in Ethiopia. Legend has it this is the birthplace of coffee. The region is home to the largest pool of genetic diversity in the world of coffee. It is home to more genetic diversity in coffee than the rest of the producing countries combined by a huge margin. 2012 © Ami Vitale

  Jasmin  (wearing red) and  Manisha Singh  (white and blue sari) pose at the Baoli at Amer, a water well in the city of Japiur in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. 2009  © Ami Vitale

Jasmin (wearing red) and Manisha Singh (white and blue sari) pose at the Baoli at Amer, a water well in the city of Japiur in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. 2009 © Ami Vitale

 Indian Border Security Force Officers patrol the picturesque Dal Lake in the summer capital of  Srinagar in the Indian held state of Kashmir.  Once a tourist hotspot, the only  visitors to this magnificent landscape these days are Indian soldiers. 2002  © Ami Vitale

Indian Border Security Force Officers patrol the picturesque Dal Lake in the summer capital of  Srinagar in the Indian held state of Kashmir.  Once a tourist hotspot, the only  visitors to this magnificent landscape these days are Indian soldiers. 2002 © Ami Vitale

 An ethnic Albanian refugee from Kosovo sits in a bus waiting to be transported to the Brazda camp near Skopje, Macedonia. 1999  © Ami Vitale

An ethnic Albanian refugee from Kosovo sits in a bus waiting to be transported to the Brazda camp near Skopje, Macedonia. 1999 © Ami Vitale

 Relatives of Naz Banu, who was killed during an attack on leading politician Sakina Yatoo, mourn over her body during her funeral in the northern Kashmir town of Mirhama. 2002   © Ami Vitale

Relatives of Naz Banu, who was killed during an attack on leading politician Sakina Yatoo, mourn over her body during her funeral in the northern Kashmir town of Mirhama. 2002  © Ami Vitale

 Villagers mourn the death of five people who were killed along with  48 who were injured, when a grenade exploded in the hands of a man who was seeking to extort money from a family in the Badgam district of Kashmir. 2004   © Ami Vitale

Villagers mourn the death of five people who were killed along with  48 who were injured, when a grenade exploded in the hands of a man who was seeking to extort money from a family in the Badgam district of Kashmir. 2004  © Ami Vitale

 Portrait of an Indian athlete who practices the three thousand year old sport known as "Kushti", a form of wrestling, in its traditional form at the fight club Shahupuri in Kolhapur, India. 2009   © Ami Vitale

Portrait of an Indian athlete who practices the three thousand year old sport known as "Kushti", a form of wrestling, in its traditional form at the fight club Shahupuri in Kolhapur, India. 2009  © Ami Vitale

  Stephen Becklund  and his dogs, Max and Ellie, herd cattle at the J Bar L ranch on a sunny November day in the Centennial Valley of southern Montana. 2012   © Ami Vitale

Stephen Becklund and his dogs, Max and Ellie, herd cattle at the J Bar L ranch on a sunny November day in the Centennial Valley of southern Montana. 2012  © Ami Vitale

 A Kashmiri  man sits inside a police van after he was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police for protesting with the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian held Jammu and Kashmir state in India. 2004   © Ami Vitale

A Kashmiri  man sits inside a police van after he was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police for protesting with the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian held Jammu and Kashmir state in India. 2004  © Ami Vitale

 Afghan police practice marching into Kabul Sports Stadium in preparation for the events tied to tomorrow's  anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Kabul, Afghanistan. 2002   © Ami Vitale

Afghan police practice marching into Kabul Sports Stadium in preparation for the events tied to tomorrow's  anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Kabul, Afghanistan. 2002  © Ami Vitale

 A Kashmiri girl paddles to the market before school in the early hours  on Dal Lake in the troubled summer capital of Kashmir, Srinagar India. 2012   © Ami Vitale

A Kashmiri girl paddles to the market before school in the early hours  on Dal Lake in the troubled summer capital of Kashmir, Srinagar India. 2012  © Ami Vitale

 A rickshaw puller walks along a flooded road in Bangladesh. Scientists are predicting that climate change could lead to a rise in sea levels that would flood at least 17 percent of Bangladesh and create around 20-35 million refugees by 2050. 2010   © Ami Vitale

A rickshaw puller walks along a flooded road in Bangladesh. Scientists are predicting that climate change could lead to a rise in sea levels that would flood at least 17 percent of Bangladesh and create around 20-35 million refugees by 2050. 2010  © Ami Vitale

 A villager fetches water from a polluted hole in the village of Dambas, 80 kilometers outside of Wajir, in northern Kenya. 2006   © Ami Vitale

A villager fetches water from a polluted hole in the village of Dambas, 80 kilometers outside of Wajir, in northern Kenya. 2006  © Ami Vitale

 Budapest, Hungary has long been renowned for its health spas and thermal springs but recently it has been discovered that many of these springs are connected underground by a huge “thermal lake.” 2008   © Ami Vitale

Budapest, Hungary has long been renowned for its health spas and thermal springs but recently it has been discovered that many of these springs are connected underground by a huge “thermal lake.” 2008  © Ami Vitale

 An Egyptian man in the desert with his camel in Cairo, Egypt . 2002   © Ami Vitale

An Egyptian man in the desert with his camel in Cairo, Egypt . 2002  © Ami Vitale

 Palestinians express their rage towards the Israeli army in the West Bank town of Ramallah. 2000   © Ami Vitale

Palestinians express their rage towards the Israeli army in the West Bank town of Ramallah. 2000  © Ami Vitale

 Boys play soccer underneath an enormous Bontang tree in Guinea Bissau. Though the Fulani are a Muslim tribe, they also believe that this tree has a spirit.  2013   © Ami Vitale

Boys play soccer underneath an enormous Bontang tree in Guinea Bissau. Though the Fulani are a Muslim tribe, they also believe that this tree has a spirit.  2013  © Ami Vitale

 Children run through the streets as the Indian Rapid Action Force conduct a search in the disputed northern Indian city of Ayodhya. 2002   © Ami Vitale

Children run through the streets as the Indian Rapid Action Force conduct a search in the disputed northern Indian city of Ayodhya. 2002  © Ami Vitale

  Bryan Ulring  herds cows at the J Bar L ranch,  a unique, conservation-friendly ranch nestled into the wide open land of the Centennial Valley in southern Montana. 2013   © Ami Vitale

Bryan Ulring herds cows at the J Bar L ranch,  a unique, conservation-friendly ranch nestled into the wide open land of the Centennial Valley in southern Montana. 2013  © Ami Vitale