Photos: National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs Opens at the Venetian

Photos: Tom Donoghue Photography

A new exhibit from National Geographic opened on Thursday showcasing the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic at the Venetian.

CEO and founder of Imagine Exhibitions Tom Zaller hosted the event that allowed guests to immerse themselves in the captivating world of National Geographic and its 125-year-old history. Just as compelling as the photographs adorning the walls were the stories accompanying them, evoking inspiration, heartbreak, awe and self-awareness from guests.

Attendees learned the intriguing stories behind famous pictures such as Steve McCurry’s mysterious Afghan Girl, a lion braving a Kalahari Desert dust storm by Chris Johns, and William Albert Allard’s tear-jerking image of a Peruvian boy mourning his sheep carelessly wounded by a hit-and-run taxi driver.

Also on display are some of the photos near frames, the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot. Additionally, documentary videos throughout the exhibition tell the stories behind these renowned photographs and the photographers who shot them.

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