Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. National Geographic’s Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment photo exhibit features the work of 11 photographers.
A tribute to the spirit and ambition of these forward-thinking and distinguished female photographers and underscores the momentous work they have done to bring narratives from all over the world to the pages of National Geographic and into the homes of millions of people.
Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment opens at Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn—Glendale on December 11, 2018. Highlighting the influential photography of 11 award-winning female photojournalists, the traveling exhibition is on view in Glendale until April 7, 2019.
Women of Vision features nearly 100 photographs, including moving depictions of far-flung cultures; compelling illustrations of conceptual topics, such as memory and teenage brain chemistry; and arresting images of social issues, such as child marriage and twenty-first-century slavery. In addition, the exhibition demonstrates how National Geographic magazine picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell stories. Video vignettes present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions, and approaches to their craft.
“For the last decade, some of our most powerful stories have been produced by a new generation of photojournalists who are women. These women are as different as the places and the subjects they have covered, but they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic,” said Kathryn Keane, Vice President of Public Programming and Director, National Geographic Museum. “The exhibition reaffirms the Society’s position as a respected leader in the field of photography.”
The exhibition underscores National Geographic’s history of documenting the world through photography and its ongoing commitment to supporting photographers as important and innovative storytellers who can make a difference with their work. Women of Vision curator and former National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist had the challenging task of choosing a selection of images to best represent the broad portfolios of the 11 extraordinary photographers:
It is an honor to bring photographs by these remarkable female photojournalists off the pages of the world-renowned publication and onto the walls of the Forest Lawn Museum,” said Rodolfo Saenz, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Forest Lawn. “Having the work of these photographers on view in person, on a large scale, and as a collection brings the stories of these trailblazing women and their subjects to life in a new way, transforming the narratives from National Geographic and from around the globe into a fresh and powerful viewing experience.”
Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment is traveled and organized by the National Geographic Society.
Open to the public December 11, 2018 through April 7, 2019
at Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn—Glendale,
1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, California.
The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are FREE.
Full details on the exhibition, including photo galleries and links to related National Geographic magazine content, are available at wovexhibition.org.
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About the National Geographic Society
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