Ami Vitale

Montana, USA

Britain’s leading charities come together in a unique photographic exhibition produced by Panos Pictures to challenge world leaders to deliver their promises.

On November 4th 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States.

On January 20th 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.

Commissioned by the Nature Conservancy, one of the leading conservation organisations working to preserve ecologically vital waters and lands for nature and people, Ami Vitale travelled to the US states of Alaska, Maine and Idaho and to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Mexico, China and Australia to capture the natural environments where the raw materials for everyday objects are sourced.

The Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary which straddles the border between Canada’s Northwest Territories and Nanavut is the largest wildlife refuge in Canada, covering over 52,000 square kilometres, an area twice the size of Belgium.

All over the flat and sparse Great Hungarian Plain (or Alföld), hundreds of hot springs gush out of the ground.

While the damage done to the environment by burning coal is a hotly debated topic that has become even mere pressing with the breakneck growth of developing economies like China and India, the effect it has on people across the United States and other developed countries is less often exposed.

A decade after Michael Pollan wrote his landmark article ‘Power Steer’ it appears that not much has changed in U.

Timbuktu, on the south western edge of the Sahara desert, has an illustrious history as a centre of trade and learning dating back to 13th century.