Speaking and Books


National Geographic is proud to represent Annie Griffiths as a part of their elite Speakers Bureau. Known for her sensitive nature and ability to bridge the divide that sometimes exists between people of distant cultures and beliefs, Annie has been connecting with her subjects for nearly three decades. In her richly illustrated presentations, she shares stories of the people and places she has visited and of the rewarding journeys between here and there. Annie's topics range from her inspirational "Connect with Anybody, Anywhere" to presentations about women's issues and the environment.

Annie is a popular speaker both nationally and internationally. She has been named one of the "Best of the Best Speakers" by the World Presidents' Association.
For further information, please contact Deborah Benson Walsh at the National Geographic Speakers Bureau..



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Annie has published numerous books over the years, including some of the following titles:


Simply Beautiful Photographs

Just as its title indicates, National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs plumbs the depth of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales. Award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt has chosen remarkable images from all of the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, nature. Each chapter showcases a specific aspect of what creates beauty in a photograph, whether light or color, or motion, and illuminates that quality in a splash of large-format images —most of which readers will be able to purchase as prints. Musings on visual beauty from scholars and poets enhance the experience, making this gorgeous collection a pleasure to look at again and again.

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A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel:
My Journey in Photographs

As perhaps the only professional photographer to pack her camera gear in Pampers, Annie Griffiths has covered much of the world, won numerous awards and remained a hands-on Mom to her children, Lily and Charlie. This delightful book reveals the secrets of her moveable family, describing in often-hilarious detail how she managed to convey two kids and a career to far-flung destinations across the globe.

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Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs

Life in Color is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty.  Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth.  Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, and red.  Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"--not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, anad microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us.

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Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

This book is an eloquent appreciation of America's virgin lands, remnants of the once vast wilderness that have somehow survived. Widely acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver and award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths celebrate in both words and images those last stands of wild, untamed America.