Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

About the Project



For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page.

   Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. But they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic.

   Women of Vision was curated by National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist, who had the challenging task of choosing a selection of images to best represent the broad portfolios of the 11 extraordinary photographers.

   Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists and artists who have created riveting experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera. From the last great wildernesses of Africa to the 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. These women of vision have taken millions with them on assignment through the pages of National Geographic–and in the process have set a new standard for excellence that will continue to inspire for decades to come.

 The exhibition is not sponsored or otherwise affiliated with World Vision, Inc. or its “Women of Vision” programs.  




"These beautiful photographs...have the power to stop time and document life."

∼Ann Curry

A tribute to the spirit of a forward-thinking generation of photojournalists who have created riveting experiences through the strategic and sensitive use of a camera, Women of Vision explores the realities of our world–and the depths of what it means to be human in the 21st century.

   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 over the past decade.

Click here to purchase the catalogue. Available anywhere books are sold.



About our Sponsor.

This exhibition is supported by PNC and The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com). PNC is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.

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In the News.

October 3, 2013 Wall Street Journal

'Women of Vision': National Geographic's Female Photographers


October 10, 2013 New York Times 'Lens' Blog

Women on the Front Lines and Behind the Lens


October 10, 2013 National Geographic PROOF Blog

Conversation With Elizabeth Krist and Kathryn Keane


October 10, 2013 The State

Female photographers become "part of landscape" in new exhibit


October 10, 2013 Charlotte Observer

National Geographic exhibition coming to the Mint Museum Uptown in March


October 10, 2013 MSNBC

New exhibits celebrates women photographers


October 10, 2013  American Banker

PNC Partners with National Geographic on 'Women of Vision'


October 10, 2013  Hyperallergic

Women of Vision: The Female Photographers of National Geographic


October 11, 2013 BBC News

In Pictures: Women of Vision


October 12, 2013  USA Today

Hot shots: Nat Geo exhibit highlights women photographers 


October 12, 2013  San Diego Union Tribune

Exhibit Focuses on Women Photogs


October 12, 2013  Wired

This Week in Photography: Women and Photojournalism


October 14, 2013  The Washington Post

At National Geographic Museum's 'Women of Vision' exhibition, photos that grip you


October 16, 2013  NPR ideastream

Behind The Lens With Prizewinning 'Women of Vision'


November 12, 2013  Washington Post The Fold

'Women of Vision' capture gripping photos


November 14, 2013  CNN World

National Geographic's pioneering female photographers reveal all


December 4, 2013  PBS Newshour

Nat Geo's female photojournalists capture and share visions of the world


January 20, 2014

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Lynsey Addario


March 2, 2014 NPR

'Women of Vision': Making Pictures In All Corners Of The World


March 24, 2014  Charlotte Observer

Amazing 'Women of Vision' photo exhibit opening in Charlotte


March 26, 2014  NPR

Women of Vision


April 1, 2014 The Wall Street Journal

PNC Bringing National Geographic "Women of Vision" Photo Exhibition to Cranbrook Institute of Science


April 9, 2014 Creative Loafing Charlotte

Women of Vision will transport you beyond your own skin


September 22, 2014 Huffington Post

These Female Photographers Are Telling Women's Stories


November 13, 2014 The Detroit News

Forty year of National Geographic photos by women