Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian to Host Comprehensive Exploration of Iconic Photo Collection

LAS VEGAS (January 31, 2013) — On February 14, 2013, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian will welcome 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic to Las Vegas. The traveling exhibition showcases some of National Geographic’s most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its 125-year-old history, such as Steve McCurry’s unforgettable “Afghan Girl,” Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee, and Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca. Imagine Exhibitions Gallery was previously home to Da Vinci – The Genius, which recently concluded its limited engagement.

In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the magazine, visitors to 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic will learn the stories behind the photos and more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot. Additionally, documentary videos throughout the exhibition tell the stories behind these iconic photographs and the photographers who shot them.

“We are thrilled to host 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic as Imagine Exhibitions Gallery’s second installation,” said Tom Zaller, CEO and President of Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. “Imagine Exhibitions strives to provide Las Vegas with inspirational, thought-provoking and immersive exhibitions, making this partnership with National Geographic a perfect fit.”

At 6,800 square feet, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery is an ideal venue for hosting private events, dinners and cocktail receptions in a unique and compelling environment for up to 300 guests.

The exhibition will also serve as an exhilarating field trip destination for local schools and universities, giving students the opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the world of National Geographic.

50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic will run for a limited engagement and open daily starting February 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., last ticket sold at 6 p.m. Ticket prices will be as follows: General admission $16; students with a valid ID, Nevada residents, military and seniors $13; children 12 and under enjoy free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Taxes and fees not included.