Lake Charles to host National Geographic exhibit

By Special to the American Press

The city of Lake Charles will open the traveling exhibit “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” with a free reception

5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St.

The exhibition, which will hang through April 13, showcases some of National Geographic’s most compelling photos, from Steve

McCurry’s Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view

of Mecca.

The exhibition is based on the iPad app released by National Geographic in 2011, and devices featuring the app will be available

in the gallery for visitors to experience.

Historic City Hall is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 491-9147 or visit