Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

About the Project


For more than 100 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.



In the News

August 16, 2016  Time Out Chicago

'Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment'


May 18, 2016  Chicago Tribune

'Women of Vision' shows off work of National Geographic photographers


May 18, 2016  Chicago Reader

'Women of Vision' brings the world to the Field Museum


May 16, 2016  DNAinfo.com Chicago

Women's NatGeo Pics The Focus Of New Field Museum Exhibit


May 16, 2016  Chicago Tribune

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” Debuts at the Field Museum


May 6, 2016 Crain's Chicago Business

Preview of top exhibits in Chicago this summer - Business Of Life - Crain's Chicago Business


April 21, 2016 Orlando Sentinel

Eventos de entretenimiento en Florida Central


April 20, 2016 Orlando Weekly

Closing Soon, Women of Vision at Orlando Museum of Art Tells a Profound and Focused Story of Global Humanity


February 17, 2016 Orlando Sentinel

National Geographic's Female Photographers Capture the World


January 27, 2016 Around Osceola

The Women of National Geographic at Orlando Museum of Art


January 26, 2016 Orlando Magazine

Arts Beat: Visual Force


January 25,2016 Central Florida Future

National Geographic photographer attends OMA exhibit


January 25 2016 WESH

National Geographic Exhibition Highlighting Female Photographers at Orlando Museum of Art


January 22, 2016 WFME



January 21, 2016 Central Florida Future

Things to do from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27


January 21, 2016 Orlando Weekly

Women photographers of NatGeo show stunning work at OMA's 'Women of Vision'


January 13, 2016 Orlando Weekly

9 Stunning Visual Arts Shows Opening this Month in Central Florida


December 14, 2015 Bungalower

Orlando Museum of Art hosts ‘Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment’ Exhibition


December 9, 2015 ABC News

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment


November 13, 2014 The Detroit News

Forty year of National Geographic photos by women


September 22, 2014 Huffington Post

These Female Photographers Are Telling Women's Stories


April 9, 2014 Creative Loafing Charlotte

Women of Vision will transport you beyond your own skin


April 1, 2014 The Wall Street Journal

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


March 26, 2014  NPR

Women of Vision


March 24, 2014  Charlotte Observer

Amazing 'Women of Vision' photo exhibit opening in Charlotte


March 2, 2014 NPR

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


January 20, 2014

Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Lynsey Addario


December 4, 2013  PBS Newshour

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


November 14, 2013  CNN World

National Geographic's pioneering female photographers reveal all


November 12, 2013  Washington Post The Fold

'Women of Vision' capture gripping photos


October 16, 2013  NPR ideastream

Behind The Lens With Prizewinning 'Women of Vision'


October 14, 2013  The Washington Post

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


October 12, 2013  Wired

This Week in Photography: Women and Photojournalism


October 12, 2013  San Diego Union Tribune

Exhibit Focuses on Women Photogs


October 12, 2013  USA Today

Hot shots: Nat Geo exhibit highlights women photographers 


October 11, 2013 BBC News

In Pictures: Women of Vision


October 10, 2013  Hyperallergic

Women of Vision: The Female Photographers of National Geographic


October 10, 2013  American Banker

PNC Partners with National Geographic on 'Women of Vision'


October 10, 2013 MSNBC

New exhibits celebrates women photographers


October 10, 2013 Charlotte Observer

National Geographic exhibition coming to the Mint Museum Uptown in March


October 10, 2013 The State

Female photographers become "part of landscape" in new exhibit


October 10, 2013 National Geographic PROOF Blog

Conversation With Elizabeth Krist and Kathryn Keane


October 10, 2013 New York Times 'Lens' Blog

Women on the Front Lines and Behind the Lens


October 3, 2013 Wall Street Journal

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