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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'.
Dianna Cohen was born in Hollywood in California, USA. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a visual artist who has worked primarily with plastic bags as her material. In 2009, she co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance that aims to stop plastic pollution and that now comprises more than five hundred non-governmental organisations and businesses around the world.