Iconic National Geographic photos on display

Writer: Liu Xudong  |  Editor: Liu Minxia  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-10-28

National Geographic exhibition

A total of 170 classic photos from U.S. magazine National Geographic are on display at a grand exhibition at MixC World in Nanshan District. In eight themed parts, the visual feast shows visitors the world’s diverse cultures, lives and human history through the images taken by some of the world’s best photographers, such as Steve McCurry, well known for his “Afghan Girl.”

The exhibition also features photographs recording remarkable human adventures, the world’s myriad natural geography and moving moments of wildlife.

In 1900, National Geographic added a new section featuring photographs about China. Since then, photographers have captured many classic images of the country. At a section at the exhibition, visitors can see photos taken in places such as the Palace Museum in Beijing, Mount Qingcheng in Sichuan Province and the Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi Province.

The magnificence of the Yungang Grottoes in China's Shanxi Province was captured by Dr. Gilbert. H. Grosvenor in his 1937 photo "Big Buddhas."

Many National Geographic photos are iconic not only because of the excellent skills of photographers but also due to the haunting stories behind the photos. Automatic audio guides are provided at the exhibition for visitors to learn more about fantastic corners around the world.

The following are some of the photos our staff photographer captured while visiting the exhibition yesterday.

Dates: Until Nov. 13

Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tickets: 39-78 yuan

Venue: MixC World, Nanshan District (南山区万象天地)

Metro: Line 1 to Hi-tech Park Station (高新园站), Exit A