Grand opening reception of Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn—Glendale will celebrate the current exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment with a public grand opening reception honoring local female businesses. On January 17, 2019, from 5:00–8:00 PM, the museum will welcome the public to view the exhibition, which highlights the influential photography of 11 award-winning female photojournalists. Guests can enjoy food catered by Chef Loretta Jones of JJ’s Bistro and Oxygen’s Preachers of L.A., music by members of the all-female ensemble Organic String Quartet, remarks by Forest Lawn Museum Director James Fishburne, PhD, and self-guided tours of the exhibition.

Currently on view through April 7, 2019, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of 11 forward-thinking and distinguished female photographers and underscores the momentous work they have done to bring narratives from all over the world to the pages of National Geographic and into the homes of millions of people.

Women of Vision features nearly 100 photographs, including moving depictions of far-flung cultures; compelling illustrations of conceptual topics, such as memory and teenage brain chemistry; and arresting images of social issues, such as child marriage and twenty-first-century slavery. In addition, the exhibition demonstrates how National Geographic magazine picture editors—including exhibition curator and former National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist—work closely with the photographers to select images and tell stories. Video vignettes present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions, and approaches to their craft.

The 11 extraordinary photographers: Lynsey Addario, Kitra Cahana, Jodi Cobb, Diane Cook, Carolyn Drake, Lynn Johnson, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Stephanie Sinclair, Maggie Steber, and Amy Toensing have produced groundbreaking stories for National Geographic and worked as teachers and philanthropists in the United States and abroad. Their accolades include Pulitzer Prize wins and nominations, MacArthur Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, Fulbright Fellowships, World Press Photo prizes, Pictures of the Year as well as exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery and in the Whitney Biennial in New York.

“For over a century, National Geographic has been a standard of high-caliber photography, and Forest Lawn Museum is honored to spotlight the female photographers who have helped make that standard possible,” said Forest Lawn Museum Director James Fishburne. “This is a particularly significant moment for women, making it all the more necessary and important to showcase these 11 photojournalists, their distinct visions, and their dedication to their crafts.”

“For over a century, National Geographic has been a standard of high-caliber photography, and Forest Lawn Museum is honored to spotlight the female photographers who have helped make that standard possible,” said Forest Lawn Museum Director James Fishburne. “This is a particularly significant moment for women, making it all the more necessary and important to showcase these 11 photojournalists, their distinct visions, and their dedication to their crafts.”

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment is traveled and organized by the National Geographic Society and makes its West Coast debut at the Forest Lawn Museum. Women of Vision is open to the public December 11, 2018 through April 7, 2019 at Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn—Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, California. The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Attend the public grand opening reception at the Forest Lawn Museum on January 17, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM, and RSVP to [email protected]. Admission and parking are FREE. Call 323.340.4545 or visit www.forestlawn.com for more information. Full details on the exhibition, including photo galleries and links to related National Geographic magazine content, are available at www.wovexhibition.org.

This article was released by Forest Lawn Museum.