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'.
Amy Eldon Turteltaub
Amy Eldon Turteltaub was born in Hampstead in London, England. When she was nineteen, her brother, Dan – who was a Reuters photographer and war correspondent – was stoned to death in Somalia. Inspired by his memory, in 1997 she and her mother, Kathy Eldon, founded the Creative Visions Foundation, dedicated to inspiring and empowering creative activism. Creative Visions' film, Dying to Tell the Story– in which she explored the lives of war correspondents – was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special in 1999.