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Alison Wright, photographer, author, speaker. Globally documenting endangered cultures and issues concerning the human condition for editorial, commercial and non-profit clients.

Alison was named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year as someone who travels with a sense of passion and purpose.




Human Tribe: Global Portraits

Photo Archives

Alison’s photographs are available for editorial and commercial licensing. Please contact the studio directly, browse the photo archives or run a keyword search.

Prints & Exhibitions

All photographs on the website are available as prints. Alison’s images have been collected and displayed internationally. If you are interested in an exhibition in your gallery or would like to acquire a signed limited edition print please contact the studio directly.

Photo Expeditions & Workshops

Alison holds a few select small-group workshops every year. Get one-on-one advice from a world-renowned photographer and bring your photography to the next level.

Public Speaking

Alison is an inspirational public speaker and nominated fellow of the Explorers Club. She has presented her inspirational story and photo lectures to dozens of corporations and schools globally including through the National Geographic Speakers Live Series.


Sometimes making a photo simply doesn’t feel like enough.

Donations to the Faces of Hope Fund help support the local women and children in communities that Alison has photographed during her travels.

From The Blog

“Grit & Grace: Women at Work” The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities opening at Brattleboro Museum, Vermont March 14-October 14, 2020

“Grit & Grace: Women at Work,” The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities opening at Brattleboro Museum, Vermont EXTENDED: March 14-October 14, 2020 Opening: March 14, Saturday, 3-5 pm “Grit and Grace,” Photo lecture” June 25, 7:30 pm- on-line streaming For more info: “When you empower a woman, you empower a nation” “Grit… Continue reading  

2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife Photo Contest

I’m excited to be one of the judges in the #NursingInFocus photo contest marking 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Share your nurse photo by March 1st. Follow @Jhpiego, @NursingNow and the International Council of Nurses for more!