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Ron Haviv´s Testimony

    “I believe and have dedicated my life to witnessing history in an attempt to create a body of evidence that holds people accountable,” said Ron Haviv. Testimony, Haviv’s first solo exhibition at Anastasia Photo in New York, spans 23 years and 18 countries, from Bosnia to Haiti to Libya. Haviv has documented three genocides and over…

Last Call for Entries to Youth Photography Contest

Young photographers aged 17 and under are reminded to submit their entries to the Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest 2012 by September 15. Initiated by National Geographic photographer, Reza, and the non-governmental organisation, IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action), the contest has already drawn entries from 73 nations around the globe, with…

Calling all young photographers

Children aged 17 and under have a unique opportunity to showcase their photographs in an exciting new global contest initiated by National Geographic photographer, REZA, and the non-governmental organisation, IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action). The Children’s Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, Festival and Exhibition 2012 aims to raise awareness of environmental issues…

Cleopatra Exhibition Unveiled Today in Philadelphia

By Ford Cochran Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt as its final pharaoh, and she ruled the hearts of at least two powerful Romans: Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Today, more than two millennia after she took her own life rather than suffer humiliation following defeat by her enemy Octavius (soon to become Augustus Caesar), Cleopatra returns…

Cleopatra emerges from sands, seas of time

By Ford Cochran A new exhibition traces the life, loves, and death of Cleopatra, Egypt‘s final pharaoh and one of history’s most compelling and enigmatic figures. “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt,” which opens June 5 at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, explores what we know about the woman who descended from one of…

The Mudmen Cometh: It’s Terra Cotta Time

Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor opened today at the National Geographic Museum. By the time NatGeo staff welcomed the first ticketholders at 10 a.m., the Society had sold more than 105,000 tickets to the spectacular exhibition. Just before the opening, the first wave of exhibition visitors stretched outside Geographic headquarters along M…

Terra Cotta Countdown

Exciting times here at National Geographic headquarters! Yes, today IS my birthday … but that’s not the reason. In just one week, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor opens at our museum. More than 80,000 tickets have already been sold for the exhibition—the largest collection of the life-sized figures ever to tour the…