“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories.”
—Gloria Steinem

200 Women was inspired by that belief and the simple idea of persuading two hundred women in different parts of the world—regardless of nationality, race, religion, status or celebrity—to be photographed and filmed in front of a plain sheet of fabric. The project is founded on 200 original interviews where 200 women are asked five fundamental questions about what is most important to them in their life. The goal was for diversity, and above all, authenticity.

200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World portrays some of these remarkable stories with photographic portraits and video interviews designed to provoke thought on diversity and equality through the stories of 200 women from around the world.

The exhibition is created by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday (New Zealand) in collaboration with Havremagasinet länskonsthall Boden.

Photo copyright ©2017 Kieran E. Scott