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Photo by @amivitale. A boy walks home in the rain from Nano Oya railway station in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The railway was initially built to transport coffee and tea from the hill country to Colombo but with time and population growth, pa

Friends in Australia, I have TWO FREE tickets to attend @apertureaustralia June 22-23 and if you dont win you can use the code VITALE150 for $150 off! I'm excited to be a keynote speaker at this unique conference in Sydney. The weekend will be a cele

On the feast day of St. Sebastian, a Roman Catholic nun waits for a procession to pass in Jaffna. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. It is a profoundly beautiful nat

Photo by @amivitale. Pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings of flowers and fruit

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Photo by @amivitale | Prema Ratana takes care of a spotted deer that he rescued after he found it alone in the forest without his mother at the Ritigala Monastery, an ancient Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. I was honored to work in Sri Lanka for @na

Photo by @amivitale. Sandals wait while pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near to the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings

Happy Mothers Day! I hope your day is sweet and rich, mothers and children alike. Here, Ntipiyon Nonguta and her son Bernard, 1, relax with their neighbors as they make beaded belts for Loisaba Community Trust in Ewaso Village in Laikipia, Kenya. The

Photo by @amivitale. Esala Perahera is the grand festival held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in K

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Photo by @amivitale. A student poses on the sidelines of her school's annual sports day in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. After 26 years of conflict on the island nation, the country's civil war came to an end in 2009. I had the privilege of working in Sri

Photo by @amivitale. Monday morning rush hour in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, as students bike to school. School starts at 7:30 am sharp in this picturesque seaside town. Trincomalee is one of the oldest cities in Asia and has been a Hindu pilgrimage sit

Photo by @amivitale. Ramadan Mubarak! Here, students from other parts of Sri Lanka play on a beach in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, after visiting Koneswaram Kovil. The town has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since 400 BCE. Now, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian an

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