Sarah Leen

Editor . Teacher . Curator . Founder
The Visual Thinking Collective
Location: Washington DC
Nationality: American
Biography: In 2019, Sarah Leen founded The Visual Thinking Collective as a community for independent photo editors, teachers and visual managers to serve photographers, media, art and academic institutions, NGOs, and corporate clients in telling their... read on
The Nat Geo archive frames women’s lives in photos
sarah leen
Oct 15, 2019
The images in an archive form an invaluable record of the eras in which they were made. Looking through early files to find photographs for these pages—and for our new book, Women: The National Geographic Image Collection—we were struck by how narrowly women were once defined. The pictures are often beautiful, sometimes funny or sad or even shocking—but they are reflective of the prejudices and practices of the times.


The Nat Geo archive frames women’s lives in photos
Tens of millions of images collected since 1888 reflect the practices and prejudices of a changing world.

By Sarah Leen —

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