Beyond the Story: National Geographic Unpublished 2011

  • Date
    February 23, 2012 – August 5, 2012 (except for December 25, 2012)
  • Time 10:00 a.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Free

Past Event

Photo: A stretch of Black Sea coastline.
A stretch of Black Sea coastline shot on assignment for “Crimea: A Jewel in Two Crowns.”

Photograph by Gerd Ludwig

Photo: A woolly opossum drinks an Ochroma blossom'

An opossum drinks nectar. Shot on assignment for “Happy Hour at the Ochroma Tree.”

Photograph by Christian Ziegler

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.” 2011 was no exception. Among the many topics from the past year were stories of orphan elephants, explosive volcanoes, the nuclear zone in Japan, reindeer hunters, and female empowerment in Brazil. 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 29 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.

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