National Geographic
Traveling Exhibition

Women of Vision

On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers

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.

The Exhibition

Tour Schedule

Upcoming Location
Forest Lawn Museum
Los Angeles, CA, US
December 11, 2018 - April 7, 2019
Past Locations
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, PA, US
January 28, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Carnegie Natural History Museum
Pittsburgh, PA, US
September 24, 2016 - January 8, 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 3, 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 9, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibition Types

National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working with photographers, explorers, and other partners in the fields of exploration, technology, education, and storytelling, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics to appeal to multiple audiences.

For venues located outside of the United States, 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 and production guidelines for printing and mounting the exhibition.

For partners located within the United States, a printed and crated exhibition will be shipped to your venue, ready to hang.


To book a traveling exhibition, fill out the booking request form. A member of our traveling exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest, 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 to meet your programmatic goals and space. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and reviewing the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

Cost and Schedule

A typical hosting period is 3-4 months. 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 as there may be some flexibility.  


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. The traveling exhibitions 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 released for public consumption. Additionally, the credit line must be present in all marketing materials in a prominent location. The credit line shall read:

[EXHIBITION NAME] is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

International Venues

National Geographic has placed exhibitions in more than 40 countries worldwide, which has been viewed by millions of visitors. Content for the exhibitions are provided via digital delivery; thereby eliminating costly customs and shipping fees. Please connect with us via the booking request form and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.

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