Thursday, December 05, 2013

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - 'Women of Vision' Exhibit

"Nat Geo's female photojournalists capture and share visions of the world" PBS Newshour 12/4/2013


JEFFREY BROWN (Newshour):  Two boys chasing a kite through the rubble of an anti-government stronghold near Yemen's border, a herder in Norway chanting while tending his reindeer, a full moon hanging above the highway to Mount St. Helen's, three of the 100 photographs depicting cultures far-flung and close to home in an exhibition titled "Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment," part of the Society's 125th anniversary celebration.

It showcases 11 women, from veterans of the magazine to several who've completed just a few projects.  One of the best known is 39-year-old Lynsey Addario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who's covered conflicts from Iraq and Afghanistan to Darfur and the Congo for "National Geographic" and The New York Times.

LYNSEY ADDARIO, photojournalist:  I go in because I think that the story has to be told.  Like any journalist who dedicates their life to covering conflict, I feel very strongly that these stories need to be seen by the American public.

JEFFREY BROWN:  Part of that coverage, capturing the daily life that somehow goes on amid violence.

Photo Essay

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