Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn Glendale celebrates the current exhibition “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” with a public grand opening reception. The group exhibition honors eleven forward-thinking award-winning female photojournalists. 
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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 talented 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.

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” is organized by the National Geographic Society and makes its West Coast debut at the Forest Lawn Museum.
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Photo by Beverly Joubert, In a hunting game with her mother, a young leopard leaps through tall grass.

Attendees of the opening night reception 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.

On view: December 11, 2018 – April 7, 2019; The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are FREE – RSVP to museum@forestlawn.com.

What: “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment”
Where: Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn, Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale,
Phone: 323.340.4545
Website: www.forestlawn.com; www.wovexhibition.org