BMW Group this summer announced “200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World,” a new exhibition and book that celebrate a diverse group of women by telling their stories through interviews and photographs.
The exhibition premiered at the Pen + Brush gallery in New York City on May 15 and recently began its engagement at the Alte Bayrische Staatsbank in Munich, which runs through Nov. 21. The exhibition will then stay in Munich, moving to the Technical University of Munich from Nov. 28-Dec. 14. An accompanying book, published by Chronicle Books, is available for purchase now.
“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 bring out the humanity of each individual’s experiences,” says co-author Geoff Blackwell.
Among the women featured in the exhibition and book are Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best-selling authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Margaret Atwood and conservationist Jane Goodall. The premise of the project is for women from all walks of life to answer five questions about the important things in their lives and be photographed by Kieran E. Scott in front of a sheet of white fabric.
“Our goal for 200 Women was diversity, and above all, authenticity, and the responses of all of the women we interviewed simultaneously educated, humbled and inspired us,” says co-author Ruth Hobday. “Over and over they were uplifting examples of kindness, selflessness, strength, wisdom, inspiration and the most compellingly of all, truth.”
This article is presented by Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.