For those looking to gain a new perspective on the world, look know further than the National Geographic Museum's Women of Vision exhibit, which opened this past October. The display showcases eleven of National Geographic's female freelance photographers.
The exhibit's curator is Elizabeth Krist, who also serves as a Senior Photo Editor at the magazine. Her reasoning for showcasing these women, specifically? She told the New York Times' Lens blog, "I...think women are still underrepresented, and I think it is especially true if you look at developing countries. Women are more likely to cover issues that are important to women and have access to these issues."
The range of work in the show is anything but limited. Patrons can anticipate work such as conflict photographer Lynsey Addario's work in the Middle East; selections from Maggie Steber's photoessays on correspondence between war victims and their loved ones; and Kitra Cahana's "Teenage Brain" project, for which she embedded herself with teenagers in Austin, Texas.
Women of Vision is on view until March 9, after which it will hit the road. Attendees can take a bit of the exhibit home with them,Women of Vision has been published in accompaniment with the exhibit and is complete with a forward by journalist Ann Curry, who also moderated a related discussion. Admission is $11 for adults.