who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
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Diane Wright Foley
Diane Wright Foley was born in Keene in New Hampshire, USA. A former community health nurse and nurse practitioner, Wright Foley now runs the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, an organisation she co-founded in 2014 following the kidnapping, torture and murder of her eldest son James (Jim) by Islamic State. She is committed to American hostage return and safety for freelance conflict journalists, and to unifying such global efforts.