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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Véronique de Viguerie
Véronique de Viguerie was born in Toulouse, France. She holds a master's degree in law and studied photojournalism. In 2004, she travelled to Afghanistan, where she worked for three years before continuing her photojournalism work internationally. De Viguerie's work has been featured in publications worldwide, including in The New York Times, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and The Guardian, and has been recognised with numerous awards, including the 2006 Canon Female Photojournalist Award. De Viguerie is the co-author of three books, including Carnets de Reportage du XXIe siècle and Profession: Reporter, both with Manon Quérouil.