Annie Griffiths will talk about “Help a Woman, Help the Planet” on Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s the last Fall 2015 Contemporary Issues lecture!
Annie Griffiths, one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, has photographed in nearly 150 countries. She is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who are “dedicated to covering under-reported issues that impact women and girls.” The group uses visual storytelling to highlight effective aid programs, e.g., The Rwanda Girls Initiative and Chintan. Griffiths has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota and the White House News Photographers Association. With author Barbara Kingsolver,she produced Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, a book celebrating the last pristine wilderness in North America (available to UWW students and staff from other UW libraries via free UW Request). In 2008, Griffiths published A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs and in 2010, she published Simply Beautiful Photographs, which was named the top photo/art book of the year by Amazon and by Barnes and Noble.
You also can listen to her talk on this subject at at TEDxSanJoaquin via YouTube:
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