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'.
Nicole Tung was born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated with a double major in journalism and history from New York University in 2009, and has since worked as a photojournalist. Tung freelances for international clients that include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and TIME magazine, and her work has received numerous awards. Since 2011, Tung has been reporting on the civil war in Syria, where her friend and colleague James Foley was killed in 2014.