100 Women for Humanity
“100 Women for Humanity” is inspired by Elizabeth’s book ‘From Women to the World’, an anthology of compelling letters written by women and addressed to women who had a major impact in their lives. This photographic project is a continuation of the book in the form of a visual dialogue that cuts across different cultures, generations and missions.
Elizabeth’s goal has been to highlight the beauty of women’s complex and diverse nature. As part of this, the idea of a metaphor between the pebbles in the sea and a woman’s journey in life came about: a pebble gets smoothed and rounded by water and sand. In a similar way every woman carves her own identity in life through adversity, challenges and setbacks but also through successes, victories and a sense of mission.
The collaborative project between Elizabeth and photographer Sebastian Böttcher, has evolved into a multi-disciplinary dialogue between diverse identities and rich narratives. The project reflects the extraordinary life stories of established women from around the world highlighting their multiple roles: mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, carers, breadwinners, educators and in the end: leaders.