Steve McCurry : Iconic photographs
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name. Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper.
It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahedeen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.
Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries.
His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.
The curator pointed out that the exhibition is a portrait of Sharbat Gula Afghan girl, who was twelve years old when drawing up the recording. The photo was on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985 and it became one of the most famous picture of the magazine, which later toured the world press too.
The exhibition can be seen until the end of April presents the photographer's work for over fifty image. Andrew Ban, one of the curators of the exhibition tour of the Wednesday said that photos of the exhibition Afghanistan, India, Cambodia, Tibet and Pakistan made the images sorted by Danish collection. In addition to the portraits are displayed Cambodian dancers dressed in national costume, playing football or praying monks from Burma and a Kabul street view is displayed on the large images.
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