“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment highlights the influential photography of 11 award-winning female photojournalists. The exhibition is 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 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.
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.” — Forest Lawn Museum
“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.”
Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment is traveled and organized by the National Geographic Society. It is curated by former National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist.
Images courtesy Forest Lawn Museum.