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These Female Photographers Are Telling Women’s Stories From Across The Globe

originally posted on: Huffpost Arts & Culture by Kate Abby-Lambertz
September 22, 2014

“Open yourself as wide as you can … like a piece of unexposed, sensitized material,” famed documentary photographer Dorothea Lange once said.

The talented group of 11 female photojournalists included in National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” exhibition seem to have taken Lange’s words to heart: they’ve ventured into all corners of the world, minds and eyes open, and come back with spectacular results.

The exhibition, on view at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was conceived by Kathryn Keane, National Geographic’s vice president of exhibitions, and curated by the magazine’s senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist. In a conversation published on National Geographic, the two women talked about how they were struck by the number of female photographers in the last decade who had been working in extreme settings and dangerous situations to bring important stories to the magazine.

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Photo: The photographer’s mother, Madje Steber, suffered severe memory loss during her final years at a Florida facility. Photo by Maggie Steber, courtesy National Geographic “Women of Vision.”

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