National Geographic
Traveling Exhibition

Women of Vision

On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers

Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair

About this Exhibition

For the last decade, some of the most powerful and impactful stories have been produced by a new generation of 11 female photojournalists. These women are as different as the places and the subjects they have covered but they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic. From the savannas of Botswana to the war-torn streets of Libya and Afghanistan and from the beaches of the Jersey Shore to the Mongolian steppe and the rainforests of New Guinea, these 11 women have traveled the world as explorers, capturing compelling stories of our planet and its people.

This exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, a series of compelling public programs, and a selection of video and digital content that can be used on a variety of platforms in the exhibition and for promotional purposes. “Women of Vision” is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists who have created powerful experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera.


  • 100 Photographs
  • Videos and multimedia featuring the photographers on assignment
  • Intro: Metal exhibition title: 56” x 6.5”
  • Wall Vinyl files
  • 1 Metal bio panel per room (11 total): 48” x 24”
  • Photo labels: 6” x 14 1/8”


See the complete Women of Vision microsite and watch the panel discussion moderated by Ann Curry.

Minimum of three months
Minimum of three months
Hardcover book
Hardcover book
4,000 square feet
4,000 square feet
Opportunities available
Opportunities available

The Exhibition

Tour Schedule

Upcoming Location
Forest Lawn Museum
Los Angeles, CA, US
December 11, 2018 - April 07, 2019
Past Locations
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, PA, US
January 28, 2018 - April 08, 2018
Carnegie Natural History Museum
Pittsburgh, PA, US
September 24, 2016 - January 08, 2017
The Field Museum
Chicago, IL, US
May 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando, FL, US
January 22, 2016 - April 24, 2016
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Atlanta, GA, US
September 26, 2015 - January 03, 2016
Palm Beach Photographic Center
West Palm Beach, FL, US
January 22, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Bloomfield Hills, MI, US
September 14, 2014 - December 30, 2014
The Mint Museum
Charlotte, NC, US
March 29, 2014 - July 20, 2014
National Geographic Museum
Washington, DC, US
October 11, 2013 - March 09, 2014

Global Exhibition: Digital Delivery

Photograph by Lynsey Addario

For our international partners, National Geographic offers digitally delivered content packages. This option eliminates international shipping fees by providing partners with a secure link to download their exhibition files. This model is currently only available for our international partners and is ideal for photography, video, and panel-based shows. Partners will also be provided with production guidelines for printing and mounting the exhibition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibition Types

From large, interactive exhibitions to elegant photography shows, National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working together with photographers, explorers, and other partners, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics with appeal for multiple audiences. Nearly any size venue can be accommodated, from 200 linear feet for a small photo show to an 8,000-square-foot, interactive exhibition.


To book a traveling exhibition, fill out the booking request form. A member of our Exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest in a National Geographic Exhibition, to outline fees and logistics including shipping, and to answer any additional questions you may have. 

A traveling exhibition manager will walk you through the process of selecting the right exhibition space to meet your programmatic goals. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and examining the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

The next step is to fill out a standard facilities report, which we will provide you. This report helps National Geographic evaluate the characteristics of your display space to ensure the proper environment and security are in place to host a National Geographic exhibition. For larger exhibitions the report also helps determine if your venue can support the logistical needs required, such as ceiling height, storage space, electrical needs, loading dock specifics, and other useful information that makes hosting an exhibition possible.

Cost and Schedule

A typical hosting period is 12-16 weeks. The loan fee ranges with the size and complexity of the exhibition selected. Please connect with us via the booking request form to discuss specific loan fees and timing.  


Shipping arrangements are made by National Geographic in consultation with the venue and may be included in the exhibition loan fee. If shipping is not included in the loan fee, the exhibitor will pay for the cost of inbound shipping. A list of crates with their sizes and contents are provided to the venue to assist in installation planning. For larger exhibitions where multiple tractor trailers are used, a detailed truck pack plan is provided to the venue in advance to assist in installation preparations and staging plans. The traveling exhibitions manager will identify any manpower and special equipment needs for unloading and loading at the exhibitor’s location.

Installation Requirements

Installation requirements vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the exhibition. For smaller photography exhibitions, installation may take only a few days with minimal staff. For larger exhibitions with exhibition furniture, audio, visual elements, and artifacts, it may take two weeks. A traveling exhibition manager will work closely with you and your staff to develop a detailed installation and de-installation plan tailored to your needs and exhibition characteristics.

Marketing and Promotion

Once a contract is executed, National Geographic provides access to exhibition marketing assets and can provide guidance on usage and strategy. All materials produced by the host venue must be approved by National Geographic before being produced for public consumption.

International Venues

National Geographic works with many partners worldwide, and has placed exhibitions in nearly 40 countries, viewed by more than 15 million visitors to-date. Please connect with us via the booking request form and the Global Manager for Traveling Exhibitions will be in touch with more information to help your desired show.

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