50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic at The Venetian Las Vegas- Travel With Half Crazy Mama

While in Las Vegas on a media tour I had the pleasure of visiting the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic exhibition at The Venetian.

The 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic is at The Venetian on a limited engagement.  It is a traveling exhibition and showcases some of National Geographic’s most remembered photographs from the last 125-years, such as Nick Nichols’ image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee.


Most of the photos are very recognizable as ones you have seen, but some I didn’t and was just as amazed by all of them.


You might recognize this picture, Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl.”  It was on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.  The photographer and National Geographic went back 17 years later, not even knowing her name to find her…and they did.  You can read more about that fascinating story here.  In this exhibit they showcase both photos, 17 years apart, of the “Afghan Girl”.


What I loved about the exhibit was many of the photographs also have before and after photographs that go along with them, as well as some information from the photographer about that photo.  It was very interesting to get a behind the scenes look at some of the most famous photos around.


The exhibit is near the front desk and if you are in Vegas I highly recommend visiting.

For more information visit entertainment section of the The Venetian website here.

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I was given free entry into the exhibition as part of the media tour with ENMNetork Travel Division, but was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are always my own. 


  1. Laura | 15th Dec 13

    This exhibit was amazing, hard to believe the thought and stories that are behind each image. Truly amazing.

  2. Margaret, MargsWorld | 15th Dec 13

    I have so much more that I wanna see now thanks to Hall’s trip.

  3. Jamie | 15th Dec 13

    I first heard about this exhibit about 6 months ago because it’s slated to come to the Annenberg Space for Photography in 2014 in Los Angeles… and being a huge fan of photography I knew it’d be an exhibit I’d love.

    From the pictures I can vision it perfectly… there’s so much talent in the world =)

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