National Geographic photographer speaks at La Jolla’s Bishop’s School


Alison Wright, a documentary photographer at

National Geographic

, spoke at The Bishop’s School’s Endowed Leadership Lecture Series assembly Dec. 2. Her presentation offered a cultural look at her global travels, helping students find a universal human connection and motivating them to make a difference in the world.

Wright, a New York-based photographer and former

La Jolla Light

employee, said she travels to the most remote regions of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people, while documenting issues concerning the human condition. Wright’s photography is represented by the National Geographic Society and has been published in numerous magazines, including

National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Islands, Smithsonian Magazine, American Photo, Natural History, Time, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine


The New York Times


On Jan. 2, 2000 Wright’s life was nearly cut short during a bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Wright’s memoir, “Learning to Breathe; One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival,” chronicles her story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist.