National Geographic Photography On Display

The National Geographic: 50 Greatest Images exhibition is now on at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. No magazine is as well known for its stunning photography as National Geographic. The exhibition has already had many visitors and will remain open until Sunday 15 April.

This exhibition explores hidden worlds, secret stories and some amazing places on the planet through the most compelling imagery published in the magazine's near 130 year history.

Since its first publication in 1888, the National Geographic Magazine has continuously presented stories about art, science, history and world culture. A combination of quality written work and extraordinary photography as made the magazine a household name.

The exhibition offers the most significant photographs from the magazine’s archives. Two images in particular are instantly recognizable: Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, sometimes referred to as the Mona Lisa of the developing world and Nick Nicholas The Touch, an image of Jane Goodall and Jou Jou, a full grown chimpanzee in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo) Zoo.

Burnie City Council Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “This is an exhibition to spend some quality time exploring. There is a lot to see and a lot to reflect on after you have seen it.

“The Burnie Regional Art Gallery has a forty-year history of presenting unique and diverse exhibitions. This exhibition is attracting visitors from all around Tasmania as well as interstate.

“I would like to thank the exhibition’s major sponsors RACT and The Advocate Newspaper, for once again showing their dedication to supporting projects in regional Tasmania.”

The Gallery will be open for extended hours during the exhibition (10am to 4:30pm daily including weekends) and every day over the Easter period except for Good Friday. Entry fees apply.

For further information please contact

Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728