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Alison Wright

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Alison Wright

Alison Wright, an award-winning documentary photographer and author, travels to all regions of the globe photographing indigenous cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition. She is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography, a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, and an Explorers Club Fellow. She was recently named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels "with a sense of passion and purpose."

She has published ten books including her most recent, “Human Tribe,” a series of portraits celebrating our diverse tapestry of humanity. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, CNN, Discovery, Outside, Islands and Smithsonian.

Alison’s experience working in post disaster/conflict areas inspired her to establish a foundation called Faces of Hope (; a non-profit that globally supports women and children’s rights by creating visual awareness and donating directly to grass-roots organizations that help sustain them through education and healthcare.

Alison’s life was nearly cut short during a devastating bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Her best-selling memoir, “Learning to Breathe; One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival,” chronicles her inspirational story of survival, the years of rehabilitation and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid visual storyteller.