EYE CENTER OF NORTHERN COLORADO EXHIBITION SERIES
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic
October 11 – January 5, 2020
MOA | FC will open the traveling exhibition “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic,” which showcases some of National Geographic’s most compelling photographs. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition includes some of National Geographic magazine’s most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its nearly 130 year history.
In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, visitors to the exhibition will learn the stories behind the photos and more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot. 50 Greatest Photographs is organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. Through our grants and programs, we aspire to create a community of change, advancing key insights about our planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time while ensuring that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. Our goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good. For more information, visit http://www.nationalgeographic.org.
Lynnette C. Jung-Springberg Gallery
October 11 – January 5, 2020
Kiliii Yuyan is a Nanai (Siberian Native) and Chinese-American photographer whose award-winning work chronicles Indigenous communities and conservation issues.
Kiliii’s mission is presenting long-form narratives of the relationship between humans and the natural world. Kiliii’s photography presents an alternative vision of humanity’s greatest wealth—community, culture and the land.
Wilderness expeditionary experience has been critical for Kiliii’s projects across the Arctic and other extreme environments. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood, and found kinship at the edges of the world.
Kiliii contributes features to National Geographic Magazine, Outside, Pacific Standard, and Sierra. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and have won awards from PDN, Communication Arts, and Px3. Kiliii also speaks publicly about indigenous and conservation issues, and has given talks at National Geographic and the George Eastman Museum. He is based out of Seattle.
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Center for Fine Art Photography.