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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'.
Ruth Reichl was born in New York City, USA. She wrote her first cookbook at the age of twenty-one and later was a restaurant critic for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine from 1999 to 2009. A television host and producer, Reichl is also the author of four memoirs: Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table, Garlic and Sapphires and For You Mom, Finally. Reichl has been recognised with six James Beard Awards.