Steve McCurry – FabioPalumbo.com 6/21/2016.
The exhibition is sponsored by the City of Otranto that through this event will harness the Aragonese Castle , after the completion of most of the works that allow a full enjoyment
LECCE – The Aragonese Castle of Otranto houses from June 19 to October 2, 2016,
Steve McCurry Icons
Is an exhibition curated by Biba Giachetti, collecting 100 shots, probably the best, the vast production of one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography. A symbolic journey through the lens of McCurry who with his picture puts us in touch with the remotest ethnic groups and with the most diverse social conditions, highlighting a human condition made of universal feelings and glances which proudly affirms the same dignity. His photographs allow crossing borders and know a world of constant change. A universe of emotions, faces, places, experiences. The exhibition opens with an extraordinary series of portraits, but think and quote Sharbat Gula, the girl McCurry photographed in Peshawar refugee camp in Pakistan, and that has become an absolute icon of world photography. The exhibition is divided then between images of war and poetry, of suffering and joy, of wonder and irony. An audio guide will hear the story firsthand of many of the exhibited photos. Also, a video of National Geographic will be screened dedicated to the long research that made it possible to find, 17 years later, “Afghan girl” now an adult. The exhibition, organized by Civita shows in collaboration with Sudest 57, it is accompanied by a publication edited by Biba Giachetti.
We had the pleasure of attending this beautiful event, the scenery was breathtaking, you can feel all the history that has gone through the Castle of Otranto. Without further a due we’d like to present you with our picture collection of his work.
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.