Alison Wright

National Geographic Photographer

Alison Wright, an award winning documentary photographer and visual anthropologist, travels to all regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition. Alison has led numerous photo expeditions from land and sea on all seven continents and is an Explorers Club member. She has been named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels with a sense of passion and purpose, is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. She is a National Geographic contributor and has produced ten books including three for the National Geographic Traveler series. 

Alison’s life was nearly cut short during a devastating bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Her 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. Alison’s experience 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.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Jun 20, 2020
  • Jun 08, 2020

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