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Jodi Cobb is a photographer with the National Geographic. Her portfolio assembles a variety of pieces from more than sixty countries. Her works celebrate the most delightful of human spirits while also bringing attention to its most worrisome aspects. Cobb has established herself as an artist whose works chronicle the worlds that are shut out from outsiders, and situations that most journalists would cringe at getting into. The photographer has a knack for gaining access to such places and is the first among many to have crossed to China when it was first reopened to the Westerners. Quite remarkably, she is also the first woman to have earned the title of White House Photographer for the Year in 1985.
Among her many heartfelt undertakings, she strived to unleash the tough lives of Japan’s Geishas, and revealed their hidden world in her book Geisha: The Voices, the Art, the Life. For this book, the photographer had to get through the tough boundaries these women are surrounded by. Moreover, her unwavering dedication to uncovering the nature of human trafficking helped to expose its harsh realities to public consciousness. This extraordinary story was captured in her 2003 piece ‘Twenty First Century Slavery’. The upcoming event, Uncovering Hidden Worlds presents a retrospective experience of Cobb’s most important works from among which she draws special attention to her most recent piece; a story on twins. Uncovering Hidden Worlds tickets bring us an opportunity to see what Cobb has painstakingly captured over years, in the comfortable interior of Dayton’s Victoria Theatre.
Jodi Cobb has been curious about the world since her childhood and twice travelled around the globe before the age of twelve. She received her Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts degrees from the well-known University of Missouri. She also attended the Corcoran College of Design and Arts, from where she earned her honorary degree for Doctor of Fine Arts. When Cobb began her work with the National Geographic, she gained an international following from her visually powerful pieces.
Today, she is the magazine’s freelance photographer and long-time staff while also being a great source of knowledge to educational institutes the world over. With her many incomparable experiences, she offers a variety of photojournalism assignments and freelance advertisements, worth learning from. The Uncovering Hidden Worlds event, shows us just one of her many intriguing assignments.
Of the many countries she has worked in, some were unfriendly while some were secretive but they were all fascinating to her adventurous and curious nature. Cobb has been described as an explorer who is intrigued beyond what the world visually presents; she is the explorer of ideas. Through the means of a camera, she has captured thought-provoking images that beg important questions about human condition. In her search for humanity in its most raw condition, she has examined the cruelty and beauty that lies juxtaposed in the ancient traditions of the Geisha. In her extensive works, she has also formed her own personal reflections on the Middle East conflict and its deeply buried stories. Time and again, Cobb has expressed her determination to uncover the harsh truths kept from the world.
Cobb has received awards for Picture of the Year from the National Press Photographers’ Association as well as the World Press. Moreover, her book titled Geisha: The Voices, the Art, the Life, brought her a nomination for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. In addition, American Society for Media Photographers presented her an award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for the book. Cobb’s photography has been the subject of endless exhibitions, bringing her critical acclaim and recognition. She has been featured on PBS’ documentary called On Assignment alongside which she has made frequent appearances on the Today Show on NBC. Her upcoming presentation in Dayton, Uncovering Hidden Worlds, is one not to be missed so make sure to book your Uncovering Hidden Worlds tickets in time.