Lens Sisters

You know your next assignment will probably take anywhere from one to four weeks to complete. What you don't know is what country it will be in, what immunizations you'll need to survive and whether to pack the SPF 50 or snowshoes. Calling in sick with malaria or dengue fever and alerting your boss that the natives are getting restless or the hippos are mating are all in a day's work. National Geographic magazine photographers have been trekking the globe for decades to bring the world home to its readers. Before satellite news networks began blasting us with blurry images 24/7, Geographic's award-winning glossies were the only way most of us could witness the panoramas, pageantry, progress and pain of Mother Earth and her many tribes. Perfectly capturing a moment in time, however, takes a lifetime to master, and Geographic’s photographers have always been prized as consummate artists—each with an explorer's curiosity, courage and cunning. From Saturday through September 10, the Women's Museum in Fair Park features the work of 40 of National Geographic's women photographers from 1914 on, including Annie Griffiths Belt and Jodi Cobb, who worked assignments in more than 50 countries and was one of the first photographers allowed into China in the 1970s. Call 214-915-0860 or visit thewomensmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: June 17. Continues through Sept. 10
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Danna Berger