Women photographers have produced many of National Geographic’s most powerful photo-narratives of the past decade. These talented photojournalists are celebrated in this captivating photography book, covering places and subjects around the globe and sharing the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic magazine, with more than 31 million readers worldwide.
Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists and artists who have created riveting, visual experiences through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera. With an introduction by Chris Johns, editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, and a thoughtful foreword by acclaimed journalist Ann Curry, this book presents both personal reflections and stunning selections of photographic assignment work from the past decade, setting a new standard for excellence that will continue to inspire for decades to come.
From the elegant landscapes of the Mongolian steppes to the war-torn battlefields of Iraq; from the last great wildernesses of Africa to the flash and tumult of the Jersey Shore, these stories explore the realities of our world and the depths of what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Photojournalists often tell the untold stories, that behind the scenes that words can’t even begin to describe. They show us that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words! While this makes a great coffee table book, it is so much more. While the photographs are stunning, they are accompanied by comprehensive biographies of each of the photographers, each of which are very intriguing. While it used to be a man’s world, National Geographic is showing us that this world is opened up to women and that women are excelling in the field.
~Reviewed by Allie B.