Sunday, April 27, 2008

Annie Griffiths Belt: A Camera, Two Kids and A Camel

If you are in Minneapolis on May 8, 2008 or in Seattle May 11 & 12, 2008 you can attend a National Geographic Live Event and see the work and hear about the life experiences of photographer and mother of two, Annie Griffits Belt.

From the National Geographic website:

One of the first female staff photographers hired at National Geographic, Annie Griffiths Belt’s assignments have included stories about Jerusalem, the spectacular ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan, England’s Lake District, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Badlands region of South Dakota. When her children (daughter Lily and son Charlie) were born, she took them right along on her assignments, turning what some might see as an obstacle into an opportunity. “In some of these cultures, I’m a bizarre character—a woman from another world, traveling without a chaperone,” she explains. “The fact that I’m a mother provides common ground.” In a presentation based on her new National Geographic book, A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel, Belt shares the secrets of her peripatetic life, and relates intimate moments and touching stories, along with her portfolio of emotionally rich photographs.

Hear Annie Griffiths Belt narrate a slide show of her work.

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