12 May – 7 June 2014
An exhibition celebrating Steve McCurry’s ongoing relationship with Afghanistan’s people, culture and landscape.
A country of great contrast, torn by conflict and washed in beauty, Afghanistan has been a recurring subject in Steve’s work for over 30 years. During his various tenures there he has lived with the Afghan people, both military and civilian, and documented conflict, culture and scenery across the incredibly varied landscape.
In 1978 Steve McCurry travelled to Pakistan as a young freelance photojournalist looking for stories. It was here and then that he met the first of many Afghan refugees, who encouraged Steve to travel with them to their country to help tell the story of a conflict between US backed Mujahideen rebels and the Soviet backed Afghan Government, a conflict that was to develop into a bloody 9 year long war that would take the lives of over 1 million Afghans.