One of the first female photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.
In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She is executive director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs empowering women and girls throughout the developing world, especially as women and girls deal with the devastating effects of climate change.
Griffiths is known for her warmth, and for her ability to quickly create photographs that humanize various situations and cultures.
Griffiths' work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, Merian, Stern, and many other publications. With author Barbara Kingsolver, she produced "Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands," a book celebrating the last pristine wilderness in North America. Proceeds from the book have raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots land conservation. In 2008, Griffiths published "A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel," a photo memoir about balance and the joy of creating a meaningful life. In 2010, she published "Simply Beautiful Photographs," which was named the top photo/art book of the year by Amazon and by Barnes and Noble. Griffiths is currently at work on three new books.
Griffiths has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota, and the White House News Photographers Association.
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