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200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
Alice Waters was born in New Jersey, USA. In 1971, she opened her restaurant Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Waters has written fifteen books, including The New York Times bestsellers The Art of Simple Food and The Art of Simple Food II, and the memoir, Coming to My Senses. In 1995, she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which is dedicated to building a national edible-education curriculum. Waters' work has been widely recognised, earning her seven James Beard Awards, a National Humanities Medal in the United States, in 2014, and induction into the French Legion of Honour, in 2010.