A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel
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During her 25-year National Geographic career, Annie Griffiths Belt has traveled the world as a master of both photography and locomotion. To reach her destinations, shes ridden everything from planes, trains and helicopters to camels, mules, mopeds, fishing boats, ferries, skis, snowmobiles, pachyderms and pickup trucks. And more often than not, she has taken her family along for the rideas documented by a recent episode of National Geographics Explorer television series. In the process, shes produced dozens of articles and books, and has made friends on every continent except Antarctica. In addition to National Geographic, Annies work is widely published in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, American Photo, Merian, Stern and numerous books, including A Day in the Life of Ireland and National Geographic Women Photographers. The personal warmth that allows Annie to connect with people of all cultures has also made her one of the most sought-after speakers in her professiona popular guest on NBCs Today and National Public Radio whose message of creative empowerment, delivered with humor and humanity, inspires audiences at dinners, conventions and other large-scale events. Annies work has been honored with awards from many organizations, including the National Press Photographers Association, the National Organization of Women and the White House News Photographers Association. Whether rendering the windswept beauty of the Arabian Desert or the quiet dignity of a Guatemalan farmer, Annie seeks through her work to communicate with all humanity. She brings a similar passion and commitment to her public appearances with presentations that resonate, educate and inspire.