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'.
Clémentine Rappaport CLH was born in Nantes, France. She began her career as a psychiatry assistant at Robert Ballanger Hospital in Aulnay-sous-Bois, near Paris; she founded an adolescent inpatient service at the hospital in 2000 and has led its child-psychiatry department since 2012. Rappaport was made a Knight of France's National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2017.