Monday, March 26, 2012

Photographer Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Today's date: March 23, 2012

Contact:
Veronica Corpuz
(412) 471-6082
corpuz@trustarts.org

Diana Roth
412-471-8717
roth@trustarts.org


National Geographic Live!
Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel

Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street
Experience the life of a photographer on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Annie Griffiths speaks about topics from her recent memoir A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel at the Byham Theater on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series and is presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Tickets ($20-$40) to this event may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue), online at www.trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.


As one of National Geographic’s first female staff photographers, Annie Griffiths has worked on every continent, except Antarctica, while also raising two children. Perhaps the only professional photographer ever to pack her camera gear in Pampers, she found a way to stay close to her kids without putting the brakes on her career—even if it meant bringing the two along with her on assignment in places as distant as the ruins of Petra in Jordan or the Gal├ípagos Islands. She explains, “I have learned that even without a shared language, it’s easy to let people know that their children are beautiful, their homes are lovely, and that their stories are worth sharing with the world.”

What some might see as an obstacle, Griffiths turned 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. I pull out pictures of my children, and that helps get me out of the realm of being just a foreigner.”

In this lecture, which also includes a lavishly illustrated photographic journey based on her popular memoir, Griffiths shares three decades of international travel, intimate moments and touching stories, along with the art she created. Griffiths will also discuss her work with Ripple Effect Images, a team of journalists focused on raising awareness and funding to empower women and girls in emerging nations around the world.

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