With more than 100 large-format photographs, ICONS is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of Steve McCurry's career.
Steve McCurry Icons has been presented in Madrid (2021-2022), Lisbon (2022-2023), Mexico City (2023), Buenos Aires (2023) and Sydney (2022-2023). The exhibition features more than 100 large-format photographs, and presents McCurry's most iconic images, such as the legendary portrait he took of Afghan girl Sharbat Gula in 1984, which was on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985.
Steve McCurry is one of the most acclaimed contemporary photographers, as well as an inspiration for many people, especially for the younger generations, who see in his photos a way to interpret our present. Each of his images portrays a complex world of experiences and emotions that connect the viewer with different realities and ways of understanding life. In this exhibition, curated by Biba Giacchetti, the public will travel through the photographic universe of Steve McCurry, through a journey that will take them from Afghanistan to India, from Southeast Asia to Africa, from Cuba to the United States or from Brazil to Italy: a fascinating repertoire of images in which the human element is always the protagonist.