Steve McCurry at the Gallery of Photography
February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
American photographer Steve McCurry is featured at the Gallery Of Photography in Meeting House Square until the Sunday, April 14th.
Steve McCurry’s work focuses on the human condition and the documentation of cultures around the world. McCurry is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world. He has an uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience. In addition to his personal work, McCurry has covered many international conflicts in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
His career was launched when, disguised as a native, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, with rolls of film sewn into his clothes, he had the images that would be published around the world setting new standards in photojournalism. One of the images captured was the striking portrait of an Afghan refugee Sharbat Gula; many have described that image as the most recognisable photograph in the world today.
Steve McCurry will be talking at the Gallery of Photography on March 3rd while his exhibition is running (Unfortunately this event is already fully booked)