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Sneha Mahale, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, February 01, 2013
A popular cliché claims, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. While that might not always be the case, it stands true for images showcased at this photo exhibition in the city, aptly titled, Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic. On till February 10 at the Art Entrance Gallery in Fort, these 50 striking images take visitors on a visual journey on the universal theme of beauty.

Depicting moments of the 20th and 21st century, the subjects captured range from stunning landscapes and magnificent wildlife to fascinating people and quaint locales.

James Stanfield
Covered everything from rats to Pope John Paul II. His adventures have taken him to more than 120 countries. Shot in Richnava, Slovakia, his image captures Roma children look out the window of their shanty.

Annie Griffiths 
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic and has photographed in more than a 100 countries. Her image, captured in the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana, sees white pelicans navigate a bend in the river.

Jodi Cobb
Specialises in large-scale, global stories exploring such topics as 21st-century slavery as well as more intimate stories set inside secret worlds. Shot at Notting Hill, London, her image shows an elaborately-clad participant swirling a hand-painted costume during a parade.

IAN Chase Nichols
Is an emerging figure in the field of photography.  His image, shot in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is of a silverback gorilla soaking in a swamp while munching on water plants.