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Annie Griffiths

Monday, June 24, 2019
10:45am

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250.

Photojournalist

One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career, and has experienced first-hand how photographs can bear witness to history and serve as catalysts for change. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic, 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 the founder and executive director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world. In less than five years, Ripple’s work has helped 24 nonprofits raise over a million dollars.

Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, Stern, and many other publications. Along with author Barbara Kingsolver, she produced Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, a book celebrating the last pristine wilderness in North America. Griffiths is also the author of A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel and Simply Beautiful Photographs, which was named the top photo/art book of the year by both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  She is currently at work on two new books.

Griffiths is a fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers and has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Heifer International, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota and the White House News Photographers Association.

 

 

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