Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

Stephanie Sinclair: Nujood Ali stunned the world in 2008 by obtaining a divorce at age ten in Yemen.
Sun, 01/28/2018 - Sun, 04/08/2018
Scheller, Rodale, and Fowler Galleries, and Trexler Hall

A new generation of women photojournalists are telling some of the most powerful and impactful stories of the last decade. As different as the places and the subjects they have covered, these women share the passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic. From the savannahs of Botswana to the war-torn streets of Libya and Afghanistan; from the beaches of the Jersey Shore to the Mongolian steppe and the rainforests of New Guinea, these 11 women have traveled the world as explorers, capturing compelling stories of our planet and its people.

The exhibition comprises 100 images by photographers Lynsey Addario, Kitra Cahana, Jodi Cobb, Diane Cook, Carolyn Drake, Lynn Johnson, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Stephanie Sinclair, Maggie Steber, and Amy Toensing.

Women of Vision is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 


 

Major support for the presentation of Women of Vision at the Allentown Art Museum has been provided by the Society of the Arts.
 
Additional sponsorship has been provided by Blink Optical Boutique LLC and Dr. Suzanne Evano Hauck, and myHR Partner and Tina Hamilton.
 
The exhibition program at the Museum is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, The Century Fund, Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.
 

Erika Larsen: A tribesman practices yoiking, traditional Sámi chanting used to calm the animals, Sámi: The People Who Walk With Reindeer, November 2011, near Kautokeino, Norway.From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 


Kitra Cahana: Getting her tongue pierced was “exciting and scary” says a teen who succumbed to pressure from her best friend, Beautiful Teenage Brains, October 2011, Austin, Texas. From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 


Amy Toensing: Longtime Ocean Grove visitors take a dip in the roiling Atlantic surf, ZipUSA: 07756, August 2001, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society