50 Greatest National Geographic Photographs

November 22, 2014 – February 22, 2015

From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, this exhibition presents National Geographic magazine’s most compelling photographs from its more-than-120-year history. Learn the stories behind the photos and more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot.

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Exhibition Highlights

Sam Abell, Moscow, Russia, 1983, ©National Geographic
Chris Johns, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa, 1996, ©National Geographic
Thomas J. Abercrombie, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1965, ©National Geographic
Emory Kristof, North Atlantic Ocean, 1991, ©National Geographic
Jodi Cobb, New York City, United States, 1988, ©National Geographic
Joanna B. Pinneo, Sub-Saharan Mali, 1997, ©National Geographic
James L. Stanfield, Prince Philip, Windsor, UK, 1979, ©National Geographic
Steve McCurry, Afghan Border, Pakistan, 1984, ©National Geographic

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