Author(s): Annie Griffiths Belt
"A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel" celebrates the fascinating career and life of Annie Griffiths Belt, one of the first female National Geographic photographers hired and allowed to travel on assignment outside the United States. In this richly illustrated volume, Belt shares intimate photographs and poignant stories of her encounters with cultures around the world, the lessons she learned from the different people that she met, and all the fun and heartache in between. Whether sleeping by a roadside in Bolivia waiting to get a shot, traveling by pack mule, or camping on a kibbutz, Belt pursued her dream, often with her two children and her husband, National Geographic writer Don Belt, by her side. Her trick to traveling with kids was to think like a child. 'As long as they are fed, rested, and entertained, children are remarkably flexible'. Together with her family, Belt slept under the open sky, learned sand art, weathered blizzards, snorkeled with sea lions.
Belt has received awards for her photography from the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press, the National Organization of Women, and the White House News Photographers Association. Her photographs have been exhibited at galleries in New York, Washington, DC, Tucson, Telluride and internationally in Moscow, Tokyo and France.