Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

Visit the Exhibition



"For the last decade, some of our most powerful stories have been produced by a new generation of photojournalists who are women. They all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic." 

∼ Kathryn Keane, VP of National Geographic Exhibitions

For 130 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography and images that capture the soul of a story. Some of the most powerful and impactful stories of the past decade have been produced by a new generation of female photojournalists. They are as different as the subjects they cover but all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling.

Women of Vision features the work of eleven photographers. From the elegant landscapes of the Mongolian steppes and American West to war torn battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan; from the last great wildernesses of Africa to the lives of people from the Arctic to the Jersey Shore, their stories explore modern realities and what it means to be human in the 21st Century.

With 100 images and multimedia, this exhibition profiles the lives and work of these important photojournalists. Visitors experience the personalities and get behind the lens for the individual stories that make these projects so memorable.




January 28, 2018—April 8, 2018


Allentown Art Museum
31 North Fifth Street
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 432-4333



Wednesday to Saturday  11am to 4pm

(Every Third Thursday  11am to 8pm)

Sunday  noon to 4pm

Closed the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day



Adult                              $12
Senior 60+                     $10
Student                          $10
Children 6 and older      $10
Children 5 and under     Free

Free admission Sundays 12-4 p.m. and every Third Thursday 4-8 p.m.


Past Venues


Carnegie Museum of Natural History
September 24, 2016—January 8, 2017

The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
May 18—September 11, 2016

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
January 22—April 24, 2016

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
September 26, 2015—January 3, 2016

Palm Beach Photographic Center, Palm Beach, FL
January 22—March 28, 2015

Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI
September 14—December 30, 2014

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
March 29—July 20, 2014

National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC
October 11, 2013—March 9, 2014


Watch the Women of Vision panel discussion moderated by Ann Curry