National Geographic Found

FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.

via National Geographic Found.

National Geographic is celebrating 125 years and “Found” is certainly a wonderful find. (h/t PhotoJojo)

If you are lucky enough to be in the LA area, there is an exhibition on from October 26th until April 2014 at the Annenberg Space for Photography highlighting 500 photographs from past issues of National Geographic. Personally, I don’t know how they managed to keep it to only 500 images from the past 125 years.  National Geographic pretty much set the photography bar for anyone who came across the magazine as a child and was entranced by its images; I certainly was. Reading the NYT Lens article about the exhibition it was interesting to note that NG (like so many other print magazines) is looking forward to its digitized, interactive future, as am I, even though  I still enjoy the experience of hearing pages being flipped and the slightly musty smell of garage sale finds.