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'.
Eva Orner was born in Melbourne, Australia. She obtained a bachelor of arts (honours) degree from Melbourne's Monash University. In 2008, Orner won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature as producer of Taxi to the Dark Side, which investigates the torture and murder of an innocent Afghan taxi driver while detained at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. She has directed and produced numerous other highly acclaimed, award-winning documentaries including Chasing Asylum, Out of Iraq and The Network.