National Geographic Live: Jodi Cobb, Photographer
In the mid-70s, Jodi Cobb joined National Geographic magazine—its first female photographer in what was then very much a boys’ club. She went on to shoot some of the most pivotal stories in the magazine’s history, including the shocking and poignant “21st Century Slavery,” exposing a wide range of human trafficking, child and slave labor, and the sex trade. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has brought to light some of the first images ever published from these realms—fascinating glimpses into Japan’s secret Geisha culture and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. She has also covered lighter topics, capturing the singular experience of being a twin and exploring what is considered “beautiful” around the world.
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