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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment Hardcover – March 4, 2014
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"Whether you love great photos, wonderful artwork, or an exceptional coffee table book, this National Geographic volume Women of Vision will astound you." --San Francisco Book Review
"Unexpected and riveting" --Shelf Awareness
"Eleven female photojournalists captured compelling images of moments experienced by subjects young and old, who struggle within the parameters of their culture, traditions, fate, expectations of others and more." --Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star
About the Author
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
Ann Curry is a former NBC News national and international correspondent/anchor, and Today show anchor at large. She was also the Dateline NBC anchor from 2005 to 2011. Curry has distinguished herself in global humanitarian reporting, especially regarding events in Darfur, Chad, the Congo, and Kosovo. She has received numerous Emmy Awards among other prestigious recognitions.
Chris Johns, former editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in 1979 while a staff photographer for The Topeka Capital-Journal. Before joining National Geographic in 1995 and becoming senior editor of illustrations in 2001, he worked as a freelance photographer for Life, Time, and National Geographic. The author of Valley of Life: Africa's Great Rift, he lives with his family on a farm in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Elizabeth Krist is a former National Geographic senior photo editor who has also worked at Fortune and Asia. She curated the images in the book Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment and its accompanying exhibition. Her favorite pastime is visiting galleries and museums in new cities. She lives in Washington, DC.
Rena Silverman is a photography writer and aspiring lutenist (player of the lute). She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Lens blog, for which she has written about India's earliest photographs, August Sander, Sylvia Plachy, and, once, an auction involving the Polish government and a group of Marilyn Monroe photographs. Silverman is also the author of the book Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment. She lives in Manhattan with her lute and traveling Royal typewriter.
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In this National Geographic book there are examples of both the different way women see life and scenes from places forbidden to men.
There are eleven women photographers included in this collection. There is a brief biography and a black and white portrait of each of them (to separate them from their mostly color NGS work). There is a short portfolio of each woman's work and vision.
There are many beautiful photographs included in this 200 plus page collection that could easily be the work of either a male or female photographer. It would be difficult to tell which is which. But most of the images scream a female perspective. The "no men allowed" locales show relaxed women and their children being women. Or in several outstanding photographs women are seen training for life in the military. Sometimes the shock of viewing these women warriors with their AK-47's while wearing Burkas is amazing.
This coffee table book will provide a much different look at the world than is provided by
most other collections of fine art photographs. Men and women do see the world differently and this book is a wonderful example of that fact of life.