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A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel: My Journey in Photographs

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In this charming and captivating volume, National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt discloses the secrets of a peripatetic life, revealing in often hilarious detail how she managed to juggle two children, bulky cases of camera equipment, and everything needed for a nurturing family life as she traveled to far-flung destinations around the world.

Belt shares intimate moments, lessons learned from other women and men she met, and all the fun and heartache of the experience. Her quirky sense of humor and many touching stories will delight and excite readers who are making and maintaining career decisions for themselves and their families.

In addition to its value as a collection of emotionally rich photographs, A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel makes a unique and meaningful gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, and many other occasions.


  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages; 150 color photographs
  • 10 1/4" x 9 1/4"
  • © 2008

Author Info

Annie Griffiths Belt was one of the first female photographers hired at the National Geographic Society and won numerous awards and covered a wide-ranging list of topics for the National Geographic magazine: Lawrence of Arabia, Baja, Galilee, Petra, Sidney, Vancouver, England's Lake District, and others. She is featured in the book National Geographic's Women Photographers. Her own most recent title, Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands, celebrates the remaining pristine wilderness areas in North America.

In the Press

"The beautiful photographs…drawn from Belt's work in more than 100 countries, are the lifeblood of this book, but she writes with charm about her suburban Minneapolis Catholic upbringing and how, as her children grew, her passions evolved."—Chicago Tribune

"One of the first female photographers for the National Geographic Society writes an inspiring memoir—with beautiful photographs."—Times-Picayune

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