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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Elisabeth Masé was born in Basel, Switzerland, and lives in Berlin. She is a graduate of the the Academy of Art and Design FHNW in Basel and is a fine artist. Her paintings and works on paper appear in public and private collections in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. She is the author of two books: Der Hibiskus Blutet and Amerika: Give Me a Reason to Love You. Masé has received numerous awards, including the SwissAward in 1987, the Manor Art Prize in 1992 and a scholarship at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 1985.