A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel
My Journey in Photographs
By Annie Griffiths (Photographer)
(National Geographic, Hardcover, 9781426202452, 224pp.)
Publication Date: March 18, 2008
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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.
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.