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Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present the exhibition National Geographic: The Past and Future Present. It is the gallery’s fifth show of works from the National Geographic archives\, but our first that presents vintage illustrations side by side with vintage photographs. The one hundred works presented span the entire 20th century. Photographers will include Herbert Ponting\, Baron von Gloeden\, Maynard Owen Williams\, and Hiram Bingham. Illustrators will include Thornton Oakley\, Louis Agass i Fuertes\, and Tom Lovell. The exhibition will encompass works that repres ent National Geographic’s rich history in the fields of geography\, archaeo logy\, exploration\, science\, wildlife and world cultures.

Them es explored include Past Civilizations\, the Age of the Dinosaur\, Space Tr avel\, Native American Cultures\, American Industry\, the Sea\, and Flora a nd Fauna. National Geographic: The Past and Future Present juxtapo ses photographic images taken from life\, botanical studies drawn from live specimens\, and depictions of the past and the future\, imagined but unsee n. These juxtapositions will highlight changing visions of natural and huma n history as they have evolved over the twelve decades of the Society’s ima ge making.

"This exhibition represents the continuation of a fo ur-year partnership with the Steven Kasher Gallery to put our commissioned work in the public eye. The inclusion of illustrations in this exhibition d emonstrates the overall range of our archive\, which spans vintage and cont emporary photography\, as well as drawings\, paintings and other illustrati ons from the late 1800s to the present day.” Maura Mulvihill\, Senior Vice President for National Geographic Society and Director of the National Geog raphic Image Collection

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The National Geographic Society is one of t he world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Foun ded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge\,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal\, Nat ional Geographic\, and other magazines\; National Geographic Channel\; tele vision documentaries\; music\; radio\; films\; books\; DVDs\; maps\; exhibi tions\; live events\; school publishing programs\; interactive media\; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10\,000 scientific re search\, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education pr ogram promoting geographic literacy. For more information\, visit www.natio nalgeographic.com.

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