USA TODAY - With Washington D.C.'s A-list attractions shuttered for going on three weeks now, visitors (and locals) are discovering (and re-discovering) some often overlooked local gems that are open.
Among them: National Geographic headquarters, which this week unveiled a stunning new photography exhibit, Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment. The show features the international work of 11 award-winning photojournalists and will be on display through March 9 in Washington.
"For the last decade, some of our most powerful stories have been produced by a new generation of photojournalists who are women," Kathryn Keane, vice president of National Geographic Exhibitions, said in a statement. "These women are as different as the places and the subjects they have covered, but they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic."
Besides viewing the almost 100 photos on display, visitors will get insight into the magazine's photo selection process, and learn about how the photographers work via video interviews.
The exhibit will travel to other U.S. cities after its run in Washington.
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