Women on the Front Lines and Behind the Lens

While you can’t necessarily identify if an image was captured by a woman or a man, women still tend to be underrepresented in the photography world — and tend to face unique challenges.

“Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” an exhibition opening Thursday and on view through March 9, 2014. It features 10 other photographers — Lynsey Addario, Kitra Cahana, Jodi Cobb, Diane Cook, Carolyn Drake, Lynn Johnson, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing — who have been published by the magazine in the past decade.