• Patricia Lanza
    On Location
  • Cory Richards
  • Gerd Ludwig
    Winds of Change
  • Vincent J. Musi
    Taming the Wild
  • Chris Johns
    Looking Beyond 125 Years
  • James P. Blair
    Being There
  • Jim Richardson
    Dancing Around the Teacup
  • Mark Sowa
    An Evening with NASA: Space Exploration Through the Shutter
  • Sebastian Copeland
    From Pole to Pole—The Longest Journey
  • William Albert Allard
    Five Decades
  • Liz O. Baylen
    Finding Their Voices
  • Ed Kashi
    It’s Personal
  • Kevin Hand
    Alien Oceans
  • Joe McNally
    A Life Behind the Lens
  • Mike Yamashita
    Elusive Paradise: Michael Yamashita’s Shangri-La (along the tea road to Lhasa)
  • James Balog
  • David Doubilet
  • Abelardo Morell
    The Universe Next Door
  • Maggie Steber
    Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti
  • David Liittschwager
    A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity
  • Michael “Nick” Nichols
    Lions, Elephants & Giants
Chris Johns
Looking Beyond 125 Years
Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:30-8:00pm

Photo by Michael "Nick" Nichols

As executive vice president and group editorial director of National Geographic and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, Chris Johns oversees the Society’s core digital and print content, with a focus on telling meaningful stories in unforgettable ways. Under his leadership, the magazine has won numerous accolades, including 19 National Magazine Awards. Before becoming editor in chief, he was a field photographer for more than 20 years. Johns photographed more than 20 articles for National Geographic and produced books on the Hawaiian islands, Africa's Rift Valley and wildlife issues in southern Africa.

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Johns will discuss the future of National Geographic magazine and how it has the opportunity to tell more immersive and powerful stories than ever before in its 125 year history.  Evolving technology provides story-telling tools only dreamt of a few years ago.  The ability to capture high quality images with still photography and high definition video, while also recording audio, helps share experiences in new and innovative ways. 

This Iris Nights lecture will take place in the Digital Gallery of the Annenberg Space for Photography. Additional tickets will be available to view the lecture streamed live in Skylight Studio.

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