200 Women by Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday


200 incredible women. 126 hours of interviews. 16,000 photographs. 5 questions.

200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. The 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.

Their goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but they wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity.

Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.

Interviewees include:

    • Jane Goodall, conservation and animal welfare activist
    • Margaret Atwood, author and winner of The Booker Prize
    • Roxane Gay, author and feminist
    • Renée Montagne, former host of NPR's Morning Edition
    • Alicia Garza, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter
    • Alfre Woodard, award-winning actor and activist
    • Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund
    • Lydia Ko, professional golfer and Olympian
    • Dolores Huerta, labor activist, community organizer, and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association
    • Alice Waters, chef, author, and food rights advocate
    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and Macarthur Foundation fellow


Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 276 Pages
  • 8.6" x 6.5"