For 125 years, National Geographic has used the power of photography to capture the world around us. In celebration of that milestone, the publication is teaming up with billionaire philanthropist Wallis Annenberg and her foundation The Annenberg Foundation for a new photo exhibit, "The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years," opening this weekend in Los Angeles at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
Recently "CBS This Morning" sat down with Annenberg for a rare interview, in which she recalled her experience with National Geographic magazines, "I remember as a child feeling those pictures, the texture of them and being transported to other worlds, continents," she said. "I find most museums treat photography like the little red-headed stepchild, most of the photographs are in the basement."
Take a look at the following images for a preview of the exhibit.
This photo was taken by Volkmar K. Wentzel and is being displayed at "The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years," at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
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