Steve McCurry

24th Feb 2016 - 19th Mar 2016

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24 February – 19 March 2016

Showing a cross-section of works from his long career, the exhibition is an opportunity to view McCurry’s most iconic images. Having travelled the globe for over thirty years, McCurry is a veteran photojournalist who has photographed war-zones, burning oil fields, refugee camps, ship breaking yards and monsoons all over the globe.

A highlight of the exhibition is McCurry’s most well known portrait, known as the Afghan Girl, which became one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century after it was featured as cover of National Geographic magazine. The photograph shot McCurry to international acclaim and has become the human face of conflict in the Middle East. However, the famous image was not originally chosen for publication. Another showing the young girl covering her lower face with her shawl was picked by McCurry, but the magazine’s editor, Bill Garett, reviewed the seconds from McCurry’s shots and decided that the now-famous image should be used for the magazine’s cover. Both images will be on display in the exhibition.

Other highlights include dramatic photographs of fishermen using stilts to catch fish in Weligama, Sri Lanka, and camels in search of water, silhouetted against Kuwait’s burning landscape during the Gulf War. A selection of McCurry’s extensive work in India and Tibet will also be on display. McCurry’s coverage of the September 11th 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, New York, which has become a key document of the terrorist attacks, will also feature.

Works

Father and Daughter at Home in Nuristan, 1992

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Mujahideen Stand atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, 1984

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Afghan Girl, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984

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Afghan Girl hiding her Face, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984

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Young Mujahideen on Swing, 1980

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Mujahideen Fighters watch Convoy, Nuristan, Afghanistan, 1979

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Mujahideen Leader Speaks to Fighters, Afghanistan, 1980

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An Afghan Refugee in Balochistan, Pakistan, 1981

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Family Rides Donkey, Afghanistan, 2003

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Man in Bamiyan Mosque, 2006

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Men Watch as Tanks go by, Afghanistan, 1992

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Pigeon Feeding near Blue Mosque, 1991

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Road to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 1992

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Blue Mosque, Mazar E Sharif, 1992

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Salat at Blue Mosque in Mazar-E-Sharif, 1992

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Smoking Coal Miner, Pol-E-Khomri, Afghanistan, 2002

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Teeth Maker in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1998

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Afghan Women at Shoe Store, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1992

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Camel Caravan, Southern Afghanistan, 1980

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Portrait Photographer, Afghanistan, 1992

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Mother and Child at Car Window, Bombay, India, 1993

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Man with Many Bells, Guwahati, Assam, India, 2001

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Rabari Shepherd, Rajasthan, India, 2009

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Holi Festival, Rajasthan, India, 1996

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Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983

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Taj and Train, Agra, India, 1983

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Train Station, Agra, India, 1983

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Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1996

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Welder in a Ship Breaking Yard, Mumbai, India, 1994

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The Blue City, India, 2010

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Boy In Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, India, 2007

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Three Men on Steps, Jodhpur, India, 1996

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Procession of Nuns, Rangoon, Burma, 1994

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Intha Fisherman, Burma, 2011

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Mingun Pagoda, Mandalay, Burma, 1994

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Fishermen, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, 1995

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Geisha in Subway, Kyoto, Japan, 2007

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Woman at a Horse Festival, Tagong, Tibet, 1999

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Monk at Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet, 2000

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Girl in a New Coat, Xigaze, Tibet, 2001

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A Pilgrim in Drango Monastery, Tibet, 1999

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Aerial View of Sanaa, Yemen, 1997

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Clover Gatherers in Wadi Hadramawt, Near Shibam, Yemen, 1999

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Children Play on Tank, Lebanon, 1982

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Ship Breaking Yard, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985

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Camels and Oil Fields, Al Ahmadi, Kuwait, 1991

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Wreckage at Ground-Zero, New York, 12 September 2001

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