The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years

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The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years
Photograph: Joel Sartore │National Geographic
Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea │ 2008: A five-month-old mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) reacts to a visitor near a bushmeat market in Malabo, a city on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. This animal was brought over from mainland Africa, most likely as an

From the sublime to the politically charged, some of the most famous and recognizable photographs first appeared in the pages of National Geographic over its impressive 125-year history. The venerated magazine is celebrating its legacy this year with a special exhibition of its most iconic images at the Annenberg Space for Photography. LED screens on the gallery walls will display a mosaic, cycling through more than 500 photographs. The exhibition will also feature two documentaries, one featuring interviews with some of National Geographic's profilic photographers created specifically for the Annenberg show.