National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries, and her work has been exhibited on five continents. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. Deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world, Ms. Griffiths is also the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world. Her book projects include A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel; Last Stand, done with author Barbara Kingsolver; Simply Beautiful Photographs, which was named the top photo/art book of 2011 by both Amazon and Barnes and Noble; and Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs. Ms. Griffiths has been honored with fellowships by Ashoka, The Cordes Foundation, and The International League of Conservation Photographers, and she has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota, the White House News Photographers Association, and Heifer International.