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'.
Mithu Ghosh was born in Murshidabad, India. At the age of nine, she moved to Kolkata to live with her mother and aunt, who were working in the sex trade. Ghosh left school at fourteen and, after selling rotis for several years, now works as an artisan for The Loyal Workshop.