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Annie Griffiths        

Award-Winning Photographer for National Geographic

One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed on every continent during her illustrious career. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. In addition to her magazine work, Annie is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She is the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change.

Annie is known for her warmth and for her ability to quickly create photographs that humanize situations and cultures. Annie’s 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. Annie 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. Annie is currently at work on three new books.

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Rethinking Legacy: How to Answer the “Now what?” in Your Gut

One of the first women photographers at National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has gone on to create her legacy as a mother, an activist, an artist and a writer. In this humorous and inspirational presentation, Annie speaks about how to live a more meaningful life through honest reflection and reinvention. Audiences will walk away inspired not only to find their true passions, but equipped with the tools to make those passions a reality.

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Annie Griffiths – Digital Nomad

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Ask Annie: 12 Questions for a National Geographic Photographer ...

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