The Pervasive View | Vintage Prints from the National Geographic Image Collection

1 May - 5 June 2010

Exhibition dates: May 1 – June 5, 2010

Reception: May 1, 2-5pm


Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present the first international exhibition and sale of vintage prints from the Image Collection at the National Geographic Society. The exhibition will feature approximately 80 unique vintage black and white prints representing the earliest days of the Society (founded in 1888) through the 1940s. It will present a selection of premier examples of the most aesthetically and historically significant prints in the collection.


The Pervasive View: Vintage Prints from the National Geographic Image Collection is comprised of sets of photographic prints by over a dozen photographers associated with the Society. The exhibition will include images from Canada and from around the world and from several genres, including exploration, discovery, anthropology, aeronautics, and portraiture. Many of these images have never been published. Many have never been seen outside the National Geographic Image Collection archive, housed in Washington D.C.