STEVE McCURRY: The Iconic Photographs

Rabari Tribal Elder, from McCurry's "The Last Roll of Kodachrome"
Photograph (c) Steve McCurry

Fishermen at Wiligama, Sri Lanka
Photograph (c) Steve McCurry

Afghan Girl, 1984
McCurry's 1985 portrait of the blue-eyed Afghan refugee girl is one of National Geographic's most popular magazine covers

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs, Phaidon Press; Limited Edition

Steve McCurry is credited as having taken "the world’s most recognizable photograph," a young Afghan girl refugee in 1985, and then 17 years later defying odds and finding her again in remote Afghanistan. This work, along with selected images from "The Last Roll of Kodachrome," slide film discontinued in 2010 by Kodak after 74 years, will be exhibited at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango Colorado this the Fall. He will also give a special slideshow and lecture at the Durango Arts Center, September 9th, 100% of the proceeds from the lecture will go to support Imagine-Asia.org, a not for profit organization, he founded.

McCurry is the recipient of an unprecedented four first prizes from the World Press Photo contest, as well as the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad Showing Courage and Enterprise. McCurry’s images span the globe documenting varying ethnicities and significant cultural icons.

September 9 – December 1, 2011
Open Shutter Gallery, Durango CO


Caio Fern said...

how can anyone try to measure all the importance of his work? I think nobory dares. Love it.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great work...


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Kristin H said...

His photos are hauntingly beautiful. I hope I will have to get to know them better in the future!

Larry the Artist said...

Simply amazing.

Susan May Tell said...

Iconic! Terrific work!!!

Valéry Lorenzo said...

To quote the brother of Saudek but this time about Mc Curry "he does not forget the human being."
This is such a requirement.
Iconic ! well done !