Filled with riveting photojournalism by National Geographic's women explorer-photographers, this timely and powerful book will appeal to lovers of the photography collections Through the Lens and Women Photographers. The official companion to National Geographic's Women of Vision traveling exhibit, opening in October 2013.
Women photographers have produced many of National Geographic's most powerful photo-narratives of the past decade. These talented photojournalists are celebrated in this captivating photography book, covering places and subjects around the globe and sharing the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic magazine, with more than 31 million readers worldwide. Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists and artists who have created riveting, visual experiences through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera. With an introduction by Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, and a thoughtful foreword by acclaimed journalist Ann Curry, this book presents both personal reflections and stunning selections of photographic assignment work from the past decade, setting a new standard for excellence that will continue to inspire for decades to come. From the elegant landscapes of the Mongolian steppes to the war-torn battlefields of Iraq; from the last great wildernesses of Africa to the flash and tumult of the Jersey Shore, these stories explore the realities of our world and the depths of what it means to be human in the 21st century.
"Whether you love great photos, wonderful artwork, or an exceptional coffee table book, this National Geographic volume Women of Vision will astound you." -- San Francisco Book Review
"Unexpected and riveting" --Shelf Awareness
"Eleven female photojournalists captured compelling images of moments experienced by subjects young and old, who struggle within the parameters of their culture, traditions, fate, expectations of others and more." -- Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star