National Geographic Events

Washington, D.C.

Beyond the Story: National Geographic Unpublished 2012

  • Date
    February 8, 2013 – July 7, 2013
  • Time 10:00 a.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Free

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Picture of a koala in a tree

Photograph courtesy Joel Sartore

Year after year the editors, writers, and photographers of National Geographic magazine bring readers captivating coverage of “the world and all that’s in it,” and 2012 was no exception. Among the many topics from the past year were stories of orphan elephants, revealing the DNA differences and similarities of twins, and rescuing koalas. A handful of carefully chosen images help shape each article. Yet, thousands of worthy photographs never make the cut.

Selected from images shot on assignment for 33 articles, the photographs in this exhibition offer a glimpse at the richness of what is left behind after editing is complete. Take a peek behind the scenes to learn about the merits of the photograph, why it caught the editor’s eye, or how the photographer got the shot.

The Story Behind ‘Beyond the Story’
June 27, 7:00 p.m.
How does Senior Photo Editor Alice Gabriner narrow down thousands of National Geographic photos to create an exhibition of just 50? Discover firsthand the work that goes into curating a National Geographic photo show as you get an insider’s tour. Purchase tickets now! Call 202.857.7700 for more information.

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