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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'.
Lydia Ko was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in New Zealand. In 2012, at the age of fifteen, she won the Canadian Women's Open title, making her the youngest-ever winner on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. In 2015, she became the world's number-one-ranked woman professional golfer, the youngest person ever to do so. Ko has achieved fourteen wins as a professional player on the LPGA tour, an Olympic silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, was named the LPGA's 2014 Rookie of the Year and 2015 Player of the Year, and was 2016 Young New Zealander of the Year.