Part One: Women of Vision. We see the work of photographers who go into dangerous and uncertain conditions from the safety of our own homes when we look at publications like National Geographic or the New York Times. The pictures give us a better understanding of conditions in other parts of the world in a way that words could never describe. National Geographic is celebrating some of the women who have done this work around world with a new exhibition, “Women of Vision”, and the Mint Museum of Charlotte is the very first stop on its national tour. To discuss the exhibit and some of the work it celebrates, we’ll be joined by one of the photojournalists whose work is featured and by a curator of the exhibit to talk about the nature of photojournalism around the world.
Maggie Steber - Photojournalist who works with National Geographic Magazine (among other publications). She released a book in 2012, The Audacity of Beauty on her 25 years of work in photojournalism in Haiti. Her photos are in the Mint Museum’s “Women of Vision” exhibition, featuring work from 11 female National Geographic photographers.
Elizabeth Krist - National Geographic Magazine senior photo editor and curator of the 'Women of Vision' exhibition.
- The 'Women of Vision' exhibition will be on display at the Mint Museum uptown March 29-July 20. Details.
Part Two: Fun with STEM. There’s a new theatre production ready to take the stage in Charlotte that is interactive, entertaining and educational. Fun with STEM is a new Broadway-bound stage show that makes STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math entertaining for students. This production teams up with local groups like CMS and Charlotte ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan, along with PBS children’s star, Cory the Clown, to teach about ecosystems, energy, air pollution, recycling and more. We’ll be joined by the creators, and Cory the Clown himself.
Linda Ann Watt - Producer/ Director of Fun with STEM
Cory Riback - Performer and creator of Fun With STEM, Cory the Clown of Cory’s Learning Corner on PBS Member stations.
Nancy Addison - Director of Pre K-12 STEM Education at Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools and Consultant on Fun with STEM
- Fun with STEM is at the Booth Playhouse March 28 - April 6. Details.