Women of Vision, an exhibition at The Field Museum

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In cultures from the Arctic to Sub-Saharan Africa, among teens in the US and in remote deserts and mountains – what stories does a photojournalist choose to tell? For 11 female photojournalists on assignment for National Geographic, they immersed themselves in their subjects’ lives in order to tell the stories of underrepresented people and worlds. In the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, opening May 18, 2016, visitors to The Field Museum will experience the powerful and diverse work of 11 female photographers who traveled the world to capture stories spanning warzones, tattoo parlors, vast wilderness, big cities, and closed-off communities.

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Women of Vision features 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 like child marriage and 21st-century slavery. Opening May 18, 2016 and running through September 11, 2016, this exhibition is included in Discovery and All-Access Passes. The national tour for National Geographic’s Women of Vision exhibition is presented by PNC. Additional local support provided by Allstate. To mark the opening of Women of Vision, The Field Museum will host “It’s What I Do: An Evening with Renowned Photojournalist Lynsey Addario” at 5:30 PM on May 16, 2016. A MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Addario is one of the 11 photographers featured in the exhibition. For more information, visit www.fieldmuseum.org.

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