Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career spanning four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb captures fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan’s secret Geisha culture and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. Her landmark story “21st Century Slavery” exposed a wide range of human trafficking, generating more reader accolades than any other story up to that point in the Geographic’s 130-year history. Travel with this inspiring woman as she chronicles her public — and private — path from young photojournalist to world-renowned photographer.
As a photojournalism student in the 60s, Cobb avidly recorded the counter-culture she was immersed in, starting with some of rock & roll’s biggest names—Bruce Springsteen and Grace Slick among them—at pivotal points in their careers. Her first documentary project, covering a commune in the Ozark hills garnered numerous awards, establishing her as a new young star of the photographic world. In the mid-70s, Jodi Cobb left newspapers to join National Geographic magazine—its first female photographer in what was then very much a boys’ club.
Here are a couple pictures from Jodi Cobb’s outstanding collection.
Portland Ovations is bringing the National Geographic Series to Merrill Auditorium right here in Portland Maine. You can find out about membership options here to save on ticket prices on this show and other Portland Ovations performances.
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