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in focus national geographic greatest portraits

In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

Presented by

Smithsonian Institution

Traveling Exhibition Service

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  • A small sampling of images from the exhibition
  • Installation images from the National Museum of Natural History
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A selection of images fromIn Focus: National GeographicGreatest Portraits
  • Photographer: Dean Conger
  • Date: 1977

In Mumansk, near the Arctic Circle in the former Soviet Union, a child gives her age in response to a question by the photographer.

a selection of images from in focus national geographic greatest portraits4
A selection of images fromIn Focus: National GeographicGreatest Portraits
  • Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams
  • Date: 1925

An elderly Greenlander shows a portrait of Robert E. Perry given to him by the Arctic explorer in the 1890s.

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A selection of images fromIn Focus: National GeographicGreatest Portraits
  • Photographer: Steve McCurry
  • Date: 1984

This image of an Afghan girl from a Pakistani refugee camp has left an indelible mark on National Geographic readers. Recently, McCurry traveled back to the region to find the woman.

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A selection of images fromIn Focus: National GeographicGreatest Portraits
  • Photographer: William Albert Allard
  • Date: 1982

A Peruvian boy mourns the loss of his sheep, hit by a taxi cab as it sped down the road. National Geographic readers donated nearly $6,000 to aid in the replacement of the animals and for additional amenities in the boy’s village.

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Installation images fromIn Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraitsat the National Museum of Natural History