The free exhibit highlights diversity and equality through the stories of 200 women from around the world, who were asked five fundamental questions on the theme ‘what is most important to you’.
200 Women comes to NYC on May 18, from Sydney, Austrlia, where it was shown at the famous Sydney Opera House.
It is based on the storytelling project and book of the same name by creators Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday, inspired by the simple idea of persuading 200 women representing a wide variety of nationality, race, religion, status and celebrity – to be photographed and filmed in front of a plain sheet of fabric.
The book and exhibition are founded on 200 original interviews where these women are asked five fundamental questions about what is most important to them in their life.
Supported by BMW Group, the exhibition “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 their stories.
The NYC exhibition is at Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd St., opening on on May 16, 2018, through June 30, then travels to Munich, Germany, BMW’s headquarters city.
200 Women brings some of these remarkable stories to life in interactive pods which use motion sensors and touch screens to create an immersive soundscape and unique experience.
“Our intention wasn’t to simply focus on successful and powerful women, but to highlight the diversity and authenticity of real women with real stories, and share each individual’s experiences,” says Geoff Blackwell, co-author of 200 Women: who will change the way you see the world.
“Some stories are confronting and others uplifting, all are authentic. They come from 200 women from diverse backgrounds from around the world; some are well-known, others are not. Among them are women with varying professions including the visual arts, activism, business, nursing and agriculture.”