Australia through the National Geographic Lens

This exhibition artfully documented the beauty of Australia’s diverse landscapes—both lush and austere—through the photography of Sam Abell, a renowned National Geographic photographer. The 38 images included in this exhibition were highlights from Abell’s National Geographic book, Australia: Journey Through a Timeless Land. “From the crocodiles of the Cape York Peninsula to lonely outback sheep stations and sites of ancient aboriginal rock art, Abell takes viewers on an unforgettable tour of Australia,” the National Geographic Society said of the exhibition.

Abell has been a photographer for National Geographic since 1970, during which time he has given his vision to more than 20 articles and nine books. Australia Through the National Geographic Lens was presented at Meridian in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the Embassy of Australia. The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall organized, produced, and circulated the exhibition.

Project summary

Australia through the National Geographic Lens | January 2007
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Australia
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Public Sector, Diplomatic Corps