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50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic

Photo: Jane Goodall and chimpanzee
Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee in the Republic of Congo

Photograph by Nick Nichols

Photo: Woman shopping in Kabul, Afghanistan

Woman shopping in Kabul, Afghanistan

Photograph by Thomas Abercrombie

“50 Greatest Photographs by National Geographic” showcases some of the most compelling imagery published in the history of the magazine.

This exhibit will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, to Nick Nichols’s iconic photograph of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee, to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition features 50 of the magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its more than 120-year history.

In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, visitors to the exhibition will 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. The exhibition is based on the popular iPad app of the same name, released by National Geographic in 2011 and featured by Apple as an iPad “App of the Week.”

The exhibition is accompanied by the iPad app with behind-the-scenes stories, videos, daily updates from Your Shot—a forum of user-submitted photography—and much more.

Content: 50 photographs, two iPads, 8 videos
Size: 400 running feet minimum—flexible
Duration: 3 months minimum
Rental Fee: $11,000 (includes round trip shipping anywhere in the continental US)
$8,000 + shipping to Canada and International
Speaker opportunities available

Touring Schedule:

PhotoFest Queretaro
Queretaro, MX
February 13—February 19, 2012

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
September 29, 2012—January 13, 2013

Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
Lake Charles, LA
January 25—April 13, 2013

The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
February 15—January 13, 2014

The Franklin
Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2013—June 8, 2014

Schiele Museum
Gastonia, NC
June 28—October 26, 2014

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, WI
December 6, 2014—March 1, 2015

Stauth Memorial Museum
Montezuma, KS
March 22—June 15, 2015

Hickory Museum of Art
Hickory, NC
September 12, 2015—January 17, 2016

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