April 20, 2022

BRAC’s statement on the tragic passing of Alison Wright

RAC expresses its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of documentary photographer, author, public speaker, educator, and friend of BRAC, Alison Wright. Alison showcased BRAC’s work around the world through her brilliant photography and has documented the people our programs serve in a deeply personal and dignified way.

Her books include “Human Tribe”, “Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit”, “The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile”, “The  Dalai Lama: A Simple Monk”, “Faces of Hope: Children of a Changing World”, and National Geographic Traveler books on China, London, and Great Britain. BRAC is honored to have our programs highlighted in Alison’s newest book “Women at Work: Grit and Grace”, to be published posthumously in June.

While Alison’s passing is a tragic loss to the countless friends she has made in every corner of the globe, her vibrant, adventurous, and caring spirit lives on through her art. When employees and friends of BRAC enter our New York City office, they are greeted by Alison’s photographs from Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Sudan, and Uganda, which cover nearly every inch of wall space—a now constant and beautiful reminder of the work Alison did, our mission, and its impact around the world.

Alison’s life mission lives on through her foundation Faces of Hope, which supports non-profit organizations she has worked with globally by creating visual awareness in order to create education and healthcare opportunities for women and children.

Alison’s obituary about her life and work can be at this link.