National Geographic Portraits 'In Focus'

NPR's Alex Chadwick explores the new book In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits, a collection of hundreds of photographs pulled from the magazine's vast archives. Chadwick talks with the book's editor, Leah Bendavid-Val, and with Ashley Riggs, the 16-year-old girl whose portrait appears on the cover.

For the cover of  'In Focus', Robb Kendrick photographed a rancher’s daughter in Elko, Nev.

For the cover of In Focus, Robb Kendrick photographed a rancher’s daughter in Elko, Nev., using the early tintype process to create an antique look. Robb Kendrick/National Geographic hide caption

itoggle caption Robb Kendrick/National Geographic

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