Grit and Grace: The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities

June 25, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Documentary photographer Alison Wright will speak about her photographs of resilient working women in developing countries.

Wright will share compelling stories about these hard-working women, show additional images not featured in the BMAC exhibit, and place the work within the broader context of her own extraordinary life story, which includes a two-decade friendship with the Dalai Lama and a near-death experience in Laos.

Wright is a documentary photographer, a National Geographic Traveler of the Year, a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography, and the author of multiple books, including The Dalai Lama: A Simple Monk, The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile, Human Tribe, and the memoir Learning to Breathe: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival.


View the recording here

This project is presented in partnership with The Vermont Women’s Fund.