Nearly 100 photographs with a range of subjects as wide and varied as a woman’s moods make up the traveling exhibition of “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” — which starts its three-year, multi-city tour right here in DC.
The exhibit, which opened with panel discussion led by journalist Ann Curry about the power of photography late last week, features the influential photography of 11 award-winning female photojournalists… from moving depictions of far-flung cultures to arresting images of social issues; Up close and personal with the geisha and documenting the plight of women and families in conflict zones.
“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 National Geographic Exhibitions. “As National Geographic continues its yearlong 125th celebration, the exhibition reaffirms the Society’s position as a respected leader in the field.”
Video vignettes add to the expression of the photographs and present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions and approaches to their craft.
“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” will be in Washington until March 9, 2014