Alison Wright (photojournalist)Alison Wright is a documentary photographer, author and public speaker. Wright travels the globe documenting endangered cultures, people and issues concerning the human condition. She has twice received a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and became a Dorothea Lange Fellow in Documentary Photography at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.
In January 2000, Wright was nearly killed in an accident in Laos, when the bus she was riding was hit by a logging truck. Her story of survival has been featured in ''Outside'' magazine, ''National Geographic Adventure'', and ''Yoga Journal'', and is documented in her memoir, ''Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival''.
Wright studied photojournalism as an undergraduate at Syracuse University and received a master's degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Provided by Wikipedia