Steve McCurry (born April 23, 1950) is an American photographer that has worked in photojournalism and editorial. He is best known for his 1984 photograph “Afghan Girl” which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. McCurry is a member of Magnum Photos.
“Steve McCurry – Icons” is an exhibition of more than 100 of his best photographs out of a vast collection. It offers audiences a view of the complex world we live in, full of human emotions and experiences as seen through McCurry’s eye; including his journeys to India and Afghanistan – the home of Sharbat Gula, the subject of McCurry’s most powerful and celebrated images, who he met and photographed at a camp in Peshwar many years ago. After a long and difficult search, McCurry was reunited with her 17 years later, as shown in a documentary by National Geographic.
With his photos, Steve McCurry puts us in direct contact with some of the most remote and diverse cultures of the world while emphasizing the dignity of this subjects and the universal humanity found throughout the glove. By looking at his photography, the audience can cross borders and intimately know our ever-changing world. This exhibition is an extraordinary series of portraits of war and poetry, of suffering and joy, of wonder and irony.