With more than 100 large-format photographs, ICONS is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of Steve McCurry’s career.
The exhibition Steve McCurry Icons is in the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM). and has more than 100 large-format photographs, the exhibition presents the most iconic images of McCurry, such as the legendary portrait he made of the Afghan girl Sharbat Gula in 1984 and which was on the cover of the magazine National Geographic in 1985. Other well-known snapshots he took throughout his forty years of profession, as well as his most recent works.
Steve McCurry is one of the most established contemporary photographers, as well as an inspiration for many people, especially for the younger generations, who see in his photos a way of interpreting 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 United States or from Brazil to Italy: a fascinating repertoire of images in which the human element is always the protagonist.
Thanks to the collaboration between Sold Out and Sudest 57 ,ICONS immerses the visitor in a kind of dance in which people of different ages, cultures and ethnicities are presented, which McCurry knew how to portray with surprising strength and naturalness.
The visit is enriched with some videos about his travels, his adventures and his profession, whichreveal some of the keys to his life as a photographer and explain how the images were captured and who are the people portrayed in them. The exhibition also showcases McCurry’s achievements throughout his life, revealing his photography as well as his desire to share the emotion of human suffering, joy and wonder.
Official page of the exhibition: www.stevemccurry.es