Annie Griffiths Belt has won numerous awards and covered a wide-ranging list of topics for the National Geographic magazine: Lawrence of Arabia, Baja, Galilee, Petra, Sidney, Vancouver, England’s Lake District, and others. She is featured in the book National Geographic’s Women Photographers. Her own most recent title, Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, celebrates the remaining pristine wilderness areas in North America.
A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel: My Journey in Photographsby Annie Griffiths
In a unique publishing event that’s perfectly timed for Mother’s Day, National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt discloses the secrets of a peripatetic life...revealing in often hilarious detail how she managed to juggle two children, bulky cases of camera equipment and everything needed for a nurturing family life as she traveled to far-flung destinations around the world.
Belt was one of the first female photographers hired at the National Geographic Society. When her children were born, she kept right on goingand this book is a loving compendium of the wisdom she gained. It chronicles three decades of international travel, a moveable family, and the art she created along the way. Belt shares intimate moments, lessons learned from other women and men she met, and all the fun and heartache of the experience. Her quirky sense of humor and many touching stories will delight and excite readers who are making and maintaining career decisions for themselves and their families.
In addition to its value as a collection of emotionally rich photographs, A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel will find wide appeal as a unique and meaningful gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and many other occasions.
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I recently saw National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt on TV and ordered this book--what an absolute gem! A delight for the eyes and the heart. Stunning photography, as you'd expect, but interlaced with wonderful, inspiring and moving stories of both the people and lands she photographed and adventures of traveling with a young family. She's as gifted a writer as she is a photographer. This book is a must-have and would make a wonderful gift for a photojournalist student or professional, a traveller or someone who appreciates the wonders of the world, anyone balancing work and family, or anyone with an appreciation for the beauty and mystery of our beautiful planet and its people.
Annie Griffith Belt's daughter goes to my school and is in my class and she came and did a presentation and stuff and she is really really amazing and nice and talented. This book is gonna be really good.