Burnie City Council and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery are very excited to announce the Australian premiere of the National Geographic Society’s travelling exhibition, which brings 50 of its most celebrated photographs published in the magazine, from Washington D.C. to Burnie Tasmania.
The exhibition showcases many of the most compelling images published in the history of the magazine, National Geographic, which is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society, continuously published since its first issue in 1888.
This exhibition will transport visitors behind the lens of some of National Geographic’s most engaging images. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl, to Michael “Nick” Nichols’s iconic photograph of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee, to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition features 50 of the magazine’s most remembered and celebrated photographs from its almost 130-year history.
In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, exhibition visitors will learn the stories behind the photos, and more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot.