Women of Vision: 11 award winning female photojournalists document the world

“Women of Vision” features 11 award-winning female photojournalists who captured moments around the world from elephants fighting for water in Botswana to swimmers bobbing in the Jersey Shore waves. The exhibit is part of the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary celebration.

“Women of Vision” features 11 award-winning female photojournalists who captured moments around the world from elephants fighting for water in Botswana to swimmers bobbing in the Jersey Shore waves. The exhibit is part of the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary celebration.

“Women of Vision” features 11 award-winning female photojournalists who captured moments around the world from elephants fighting for water in Botswana to swimmers bobbing in the Jersey Shore waves. The exhibit is part of the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Jodi Cobb


Prostitutes display themselves on a Mumbai street. Photo: Jodi Cobb

Stephanie Sinclair


A lieutenant in the elite female counter-terrorism unit patrols the women’s barracks. Photo: Stephanie Sinclair

Diane Cook


A double rainbow arcs above the jagged cliffs and dense vegetation of Kalalau, the largest valley on Na Pali in Hawaii. Photo: Diane Cook

Kitra Cahana


After working himself into a trance, a follower of Maria Lionza leaps through a flaming pyre in Venezuela. Photo: Kitra Cahana

Erika Larsen


A Sami in Sweden mourns the loss of two reindeer that starved after locking horns in a fight for dominance. Photo: Erika Larsen

Maggie Steber


Nestled in their bed in Miami, four young sisters nap on a Sunday afternoon after attending church. Photo: Maggie Steber

Beverly Joubert


In a hunting game with her mother, a young leopard leaps through tall grass. Photo: Beverly Joubert

Lynn Johnson


A bird flu patient in Hanoi, Vietnam lies comatose and on a ventilator. The patient was not expected to live, but eventually made a remarkable recovery. Photo: Lynn Johnson

Lynsey Addario


Women, mostly comprised of widows, train for police force jobs at a firing range near Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Lynsey Addario

Carolyn Drake


To guide their decision-making, the Kyrgyz often seek out shamans to read their fortune with cards. Photo: Carolyn Drake

Amy Toensing


Dresses festoon a clothesline in Utuado, a lush mountainous region in central Puerto Rico. Photo: Amy Toensing