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'.
Inna Modja was born in Bamako, Mali. A musician, singer, songwriter and visual artist, Modja has released three albums: Everyday Is a New World, Love Revolution and Motel Bamako. A vocal women's rights activist and a survivor of female genital mutilation, Modja works to denounce and de-legalise the practice.