Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Women photographers in the news

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems wins a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship:

Syracuse photographer receives prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
by Ken Sturtz, Syracuse.com, September 25, 2013

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© Beverly Joubert: National Geographic exhibit “Women of Vision”
“In a hunting game with her mother, a young leopard leaps through tall grass” 
National Geographic
presents


October 10, 2013–March 9, 2014 
Open daily 10am-6pm

An exhibition of work by eleven award-winning women photojournalists, curated by National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist.
“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 like child marriage and 21st–century slavery. In addition to the photographs, visitors will have an opportunity to learn how National Geographic magazine (NGM) picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell a story. Video vignettes will present first–person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions and approaches to their craft.
All the photographers featured in the exhibition will be at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10, joining journalist Ann Curry for a panel discussion on the power of photography and the many people and places represented in their assignment work. The event will be live–streamed on NationalGeographic.com. Curry also wrote the foreword to the exhibition’s companion book, “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” along with National Geographic magazine Editor–in–Chief Chris Johns. The book will be available in the National Geographic Museum Store.
National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW (17th and M), Washington, DC

For more information on the exhibition, click here.

For visitor's information, click here.

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