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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'.
Anne-Sophie Mutter CLH was born in Rheinfelden, Germany. She began her international violin career at age thirteen, at the 1976 Lucerne Festival, and performed as a soloist under the conductor Herbert von Karajan at the 1977 Salzburg Festival. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Mutter has performed twenty-five world premieres. She works to support next-generation musicians and is committed to numerous philanthropic projects, including the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Mutter has received numerous honours, including the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and a French Medal of the Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier.