National Geographic Magazine launches 125th Anniversary issue

National Geographic Magazine_125th Anniversary issueACK Media, Indian partner of National Geographic Society, is celebrating National Geographic Magazine’s 125th anniversary with a special October issue. Devoted to the storied institution which has done so well all these years the special 125th anniversary issue, “The Photography” is a collector’s item.

National Geographic’s 125th Anniversary issue showcases the best of the magazine’s award-winning photojournalism. The special edition serves as both a celebration of the magazine’s great work in the past and an introduction to what the National Geographic Society’s future holds.

The special Photography issue tells a visual story of the medium that National Geographic has helped to shape, and how it can impact our lives by bearing witness and giving insight to history.

National Geographic Magazine 125th anniversary special is prolific in its content which elevates the experience with great reads like the, ‘Ultrasound Goes 3-D’, ‘Hot Brownies’, ‘Wet Plate Update’ etc.

The issue essays the wonderful photographic journey of 125 years, spread across different voices ranging from liberated America to Korea, to the melting of glaciers to the beautiful earth as the muse.

The stunning photos presented in the National Geographic 125th Anniversary issue represent some of the best in NGS’s 125 year history.The essential National Geographic photo, of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp, made the cover of the anniversary issue. It is a fitting choice. It graced the June 1985 cover and became the most famous, iconic cover to date.

Other unforgettable images showcased in the anniversary issue includes a photo of the captive chimp reaching out to touch the forehead of famed primatologist Jane Goodall is both touching and wrenching. These photos and more give fitting tribute to the legendary National Geographic magazine as it celebrates its 125 years journey.

Speaking on this occasion,  Manas Mohan, COO, ACK Media and Publishing Director, National Geographic Magazine India said “The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13, 1888, by a group of 33 of the city’s scientific and intellectual leaders who had gathered to consider ‘the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge’ Today, 125 years after its foundation, the Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions, reaching nearly half a billion people each month.

With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the multimedia organization reflects the world and explores new frontiers through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, interactive media, travel and education programs and merchandise”.

He further added, “NGM 125th anniversary issue brings together personal projects by NGM photographers divided into categories of the various powers of photography, including witness, prove, relate, reveal, celebrate and protect.We are pleased to be the Indian partner of such an iconic brand and are thrilled to present this issue, which is a picturesque prologue to self discovery, to Indian readers”.

Chris Johns, editor in chief, National Geographic Magazine said, “Photography is a powerful tool and form of self-expression. National Geographic magazine will mark its 125 year anniversary with the October 2013 issue, which is dedicated to exploring the power of photography.  Our ultimate goal with the issue is to create a meaningful and entertaining celebration of photography through the lens of National Geographic. The October issue features the work of five photojournalists who are using photography to affect change, document life, and push the boundaries of the medium. It also includes smaller “moments” with dozens of other photographers, showcases work from our extensive archives, and explores the future of photography. ”

National Geographic 125th anniversary issue, “The Photography Issue”will be available at all bookstands from 1st October @price of Rs. 275.

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