FISHERMEN, WELIGAMA, SOUTH COAST, SRI LANKA, 1995

Signature: Signed on reverse

About Steve McCurry

With his shrewd journalistic approach to photography, Steve McCurry has captured some of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries. McCurry creates straightforward representational photographs that seek to illuminate areas of the world and create narratives from honest depictions of people and places. The photographer is well known for his contributions to magazines such as National Geographic, which featured Afghan Girl—his infamous 1985 image—on its cover. The woman’s haunting green eyes and her location in a country hidden behind the Iron Curtain contributed to the photograph’s significance. “I think the best way to actually photograph somebody is to really look into their eyes,” McCurry has said. “The eyes are so expressive, they say so much about a person.” In recent years, McCurry has continued his journalistic investigations of the less fortunate in areas closer to his home, photographing abused domestic workers in the United States.

American, b. 1950, Darby, Pennsylvania

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Steve McCurry, Beetles + Huxley, London
2016
Steve McCurry's HUMANITY, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
2016
Steve McCurry The Iconic Photographs, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
2015
Steve McCurry: Recent Acquisitions, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Steve McCurry, Beetles + Huxley, London
2016
Steve McCurry's HUMANITY, 21st Editions, The Art of the Book
2016
Steve McCurry The Iconic Photographs, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
2015
Steve McCurry: Recent Acquisitions, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich
2015
Steve McCurry: In the Shadow of Mountains, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
RARE, COLLECTIBLE AND HISTORIC FINE ART POSTERS, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
The Menagerie, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich
2015
Summer Selections, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich
2015
The Portrait Interpreted, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich
2014
Icons of Photography, Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket
2014
Magnum Contact Sheets, Milk Gallery, New York
2013
It's An American Thing, Staley-Wise Gallery
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