Alison Wright is the San Francisco based author and photographer of Faces of Hope, Children of a Changing World, published by New World Library. Her other photo books include A Simple Monk: Writings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile. She is a frequent contributor to the Travelers Tales series, as well as Stories of World Travel by the Wild Writing Women.
Her photos have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and the American Museum of Natural History and have appeared in major magazines world-wide. She is the recipient of the 1993 Dorothea Lange Award in documentary photography for her photographs of child labor in Asia. She is also the winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for her Outside magazine story recounting her astonishing survival and recuperation after a devastating bus accident in Laos.