Photo by: Ruben Salgado Escudero
Photo by: Ruben Salgado Escudero
Traveling Exhibition
Photography Exhibition
Solar Portraits

Photographer Rubén Salgado Escudero documents how solar technology has changed lives.

53 images with labels

Behind-the-scenes video

Educational resources available

The International Energy Agency estimates that around 770 million people in the world live without access to electricity. Solar power, however, is increasingly providing a clean alternative to batteries and kerosene lamps as remote rural communities wait to be connected to the grid. From Myanmar to Uganda to India, National Geographic photographer Rubén Salgado Escudero documents how solar technology has changed the lives of these individuals in captivating portraits lit only by the photovoltaic system available to these communities.

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Photographs and video from the exhibition

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Installation requirements vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the exhibition. For smaller photography exhibitions, installation may take only a few days with minimal staff. For larger exhibitions with exhibition furniture, audio, visual elements, and artifacts, it may take two weeks. The traveling exhibitions manager will work closely with you and your staff to develop a detailed installation and de-installation plan tailored to your needs and exhibition characteristics.

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A typical hosting period is 3-4 months. The loan fee ranges with the size and complexity of the exhibition selected. Please connect with us via the hosting request form on any exhibition page or email us at exhibitions[at]ngs.org to discuss specific loan fees and timing as there may be some flexibility.

National Geographic has placed exhibitions in more than 50 countries worldwide, which has been viewed by millions of visitors. Content for the exhibitions are provided via digital delivery; thereby eliminating costly customs and shipping fees. Please connect with us via the hosting request form on any exhibition page or email us at exhibitions[at]ngs.org and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.

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[EXHIBITION NAME] is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

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