After confronting her own mortality in a near-fatal bus crash, photographer Alison Wright dedicates her career to capturing the human spirit through her photographs and writing.
Wright has journeyed the world as a photographer for more than two decades, focusing her efforts on human rights issues and documenting the traditions of changing cultures around the world.
Wright's photography is represented by National Geographic and Corbis and has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Islands, Smithsonian, American Photo, Natural History, Time, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Outside, and San Francisco Chronicle.
She is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography for her photographs of child labor in Asia and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.
Her writing and photographs have been published in her books Faces of Hope: Children of a Changing World; The Dalai Lama: A Simple Monk; and The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile, as well as through the Discovery Channel Photo Journeys series.
On January 2, 2000, Wright's life was nearly cut short during a horrific bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Wright's recent memoir, Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival, chronicles her inspirational story of survival, years of rehabilitation, and ongoing determination to recover and continue to travel the world as an intrepid photojournalist.