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National Geographic

Established in 1888, National Geographic is a trusted print and digital publication offering stories that illuminate, inspire, and reveal. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultures, the sciences, and the natural world. We advance that mission by creating visually stunning, richly reported photojournalism and distinguished, impartial coverage of the globe’s most pressing issues. National Geographic, the most popular brand on Instagram, has more than 215 million followers.

Current Exhibitions Supported by National Geographic

A Place Where the Dream Lives

Washington Street and Prospect Street
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Presented by National Geographic

In a nation with a history of racist housing policies, this community became an enduring exception — and a point of pride.

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For autistic youths entering adulthood, a new world of challenges awaits

Washington Street and Prospect Street
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Presented by National Geographic

Finding work, love, and independence can be especially difficult for those on the spectrum.

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The urgent need to protect the Serengeti’s intricate web of life

Washington Street and Prospect Street
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Presented by National Geographic

The vast and varied ecosystem of thousands of plant and animal species is a place of astonishing resilience — but it needs the support of Kenyans and Tanzanians to survive.

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Archive Exhibitions Supported by National Geographic

Secrets of the Whales

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

Secrets of the Whales plunges viewers into the epicenter of whale culture, to experience the extraordinary communication skills and social structures of five whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals, and sperm whales.

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Living Lullabies

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

Living Lullabies illuminates critical concerns for women and children around the world by drawing on the storytelling from families’ nighttime rituals. It explores how caregivers prepare children for sleep in environments fraught with hazard, and highlights the unique role the lullaby plays in placemaking.

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Reclaiming History

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2021

Monuments examine passive relics of America’s racist past in the Confederacy, the dynamic changing of these landscapes, and who will be honored now.

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Flamingo Bob

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2020

Flamingo Bob is a celebrity on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, where he acts as an emissary for conservation and protecting nature.

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Portrait of Grief

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2020

Wayne Lawrence’s collaborative portraits of loss remove abstraction and remind us that every life lost during this pandemic is profound, and deeply personal.

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Redefining Beauty

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2020

Beauty standards are at once a celebration of femininity, and an agent of conformity. Around the world, technology and social media have put the power to define beauty in the hands of the people. We are in an expansive moment where everyone is beautiful.

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Silicon Valley Grows Up

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Silicon Valley, the center of the tech industry, is still the land of opportunity, but now it’s confronting the human cost of its success. The new buzzwords: responsibility and empathy.

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The Dark Truth Behind Wildlife Tourism

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

In this sweeping investigation of a global industry, writer Natasha Daly and photographer Kirsten Luce went behind the scenes of wildlife-encounter tourism, revealing the quiet suffering many animals endure in the name of entertainment.

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Katie’s New Face

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Katie’s New Face takes viewers inside the groundbreaking face transplant that gave a young woman a second chance at life.

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The Geography of Hate

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In 2000, Lynn Johnson began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for her Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.

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As-Salaam Alaikum, America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In the words of Lynsey Addario, “this body of work intends to capture a more intimate, nuanced view of Muslims in America, while focusing on their vast racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.”

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Life on Arctic’s Edge

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

For millennia, the reindeer herding Nenets have been an inextricable part of the landscape of the Yamal (“The End of the Earth” in their language) in the Russian Arctic. According to many scientists, they have been incredibly resilient.

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Redefining Gender

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This story, which appeared in National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution” issue, was an opportunity to meet people from the United States, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Samoa, who had the courage to make themselves visible. Please consider their lives. Perhaps someday, courage will not be necessary to simply be one’s self.

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Brazil’s Battle Against Zika

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Declared a public health emergency in February 2016 by the World Health Organization, Zika’s origins remain unclear, and without a vaccine or tangible control methods to prevent its spread, this resilient virus may not be eradicated any time soon.

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Rewilding Pandas in China

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Photographer Ami Vitale has recently turned her lens to documenting compelling wildlife stories and spent three years documenting these fascinating bears. “Rewilding Pandas” appeared in the August 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.

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Science of Taste

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Our scientific understanding of taste has lagged behind what we know about our other senses, but that is beginning to change. To see how scientists are exploring taste and how chefs are exploring science, photographer Brian Finke traveled to 10 locations from New Zealand to Denmark, visiting research labs and test kitchens searching for a deeper scientific understanding of yumminess. “The Science of Taste” appeared in the December 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine.

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The New Europeans

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

These portraits illustrate Europe’s long and complex history of immigration. Algerians came to France while their homeland was a French colony, surging in the 1954-1962 war of independence. Since the 1990s, some 40,000 Somalis fleeing civil war have settled in Sweden. Indians are among the three million South Asians who’ve come to Britain from former British colonies. About as many Turks live in Germany. They came as guest workers in the 1960s and ’70s—but stayed and had families.

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#OrlandoStrong

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Photographer Wayne Lawrence is known for his sensitive and intimate portraits of Americans of every class, race, and creed. Lawrence spent a week in Orlando gathering the stories of a community that has been battered but not defeated. This story was a digital feature for National Geographic in June 2016.

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National Geographic Presents: @NatGeo

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015
A curated selection of photographs from National Geographic’s Instagram account @natgeo
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National Geographic Presents: Living Goddesses

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

This photographic essay, created for National Geographic, is a rare look into the world of a living goddess.

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National Geographic Presents: Ebola

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

To photograph “Stalking a Killer” in the July issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Pete Muller traveled deep into the remote forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where bush meat hunters are at risk for being exposed to the Ebola virus to the apex of the killer Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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National Geographic Presents: High Science

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Photographing this story for National Geographic was an education, not just about this plant—revered and reviled—and its devoted users in the recreational world of weed but more importantly, about the courage of parents determined, in spite of laws, distance and resources, to give their children the best life possible.

 

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National Geographic Presents: Still Life

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Taxidermy has played an important role in conservation since the 1800s when it gave the public an intimate way to appreciate creatures they might never encounter in the wild.

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People of the Horse

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

I travelled to many locations in the western United States to learn about the significance of the horse in Native American culture. The arrival of horse transformed the culture. They allowed tribes to hunt more buffalo than ever before. They tipped the balance of power in favor of mounted warriors and they became prized as wealth. For Native Americans today, horses endure as an emblem of tradition and a source of pride, pageantry, and healing.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by National Geographic

Oct 32021

New Authors, Old Histories

Join National Geographic photographers Philip Cheung, Kris Graves, and Daniella Zalcman in conversation with National Geographic Executive Editor Debra Adams Simmons, as they discuss their ongoing projects visualizing racist and discriminatory histories through a new lens.

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Sep 182021

10 Under 10

Photoville’s 10 Under 10 featuring presentations from The New York Times, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abrons Arts Center, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photo, United Nations Women, Joseph Rodriguez, The Darkroom Masters, and National Geographic featuring live music from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.

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Oct 42020

Science Visualized

Join photographers Anand Varma, Esther Horvath, and Max Aguilera-Hellweg in conversation with Senior Photo Editor Todd James as they discuss their work in scientific photography, and how they tackle each story’s unique visual challenges.

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Sep 222019

National Geographic: A Year Reflecting on Race and Diversity in America

Featuring: Ismail Ferdous, Wayne Lawrence, Ruddy Roye, Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, Daniella Zalcman

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Apr 272019

AN EVENING WITH THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: STORYTELLING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Join National Geographic’s award-winning photographers and editors as they discuss how they build relationships to create impactful visually led storytelling.

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Sep 192015

An Evening with National Geographic

The evening will begin with photos and videos from the past 127 years—up to the most recent stories from National Geographic and their digital platforms including News, Your Shot, and Proof.

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