The ticket sales for Steve McCurry’s ICONS exhibition in Sydney have finally opened, and we’re expecting them to sell out fast! The exhibition will open on 12 April 2023 at the Pier ⅔ Walsh Bay. For photography fans, we think a trip to Sydney is well worth the effort, as this is one of the most exciting events in the photography world.
Steve McCurry is an established contemporary photographer whose work has been featured on the front cover of National Geographic and has won countless international awards. His photography portrays a global view of our present and is rooted in portraying the essence of humanity. Through his images we see life from every corner of the globe, and are introduced to people and experiences that are very far from the ones we are familiar with.
Starting out as a war photographer, McCurry never captured epic battles between armies, instead his photographs captured the effects war had on everyday people and the landscapes around them. One of his best known images “Afghan Girl” is an example of this. A young girl staying in a refugee camp, staring into the camera with a world of sadness behind her eyes. 20 years on and it is still one of the most recognizable images in the world.
This exhibition is a tribute to McCurry’s entire career and showcases a collection of over 100 images displayed as part of his collection of work. Take your time to walk through the exhibition, while listening to audio descriptions from 42 selected exhibitors to hear the story behind the photos, in Steve McCurry’s own words. You will also be able to watch Steve McCurry testify about his life and experiences as a photographer in a documentary that will be screened at the venue.
The images will take you on a journey around the world, through a selection of McCurry’s most impressive images from his trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and more. His images will have you eye to eye with hardships, conflicts, war and the beauty of human nature.
This unprecedented glimpse into the inspiration, life and work of the artist—who has already been recognised with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry—is not to be missed!
Steve McCurry is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, and seeing his work up close is a rare opportunity. Book your trip to Sydney, and come face-to-face with portraits from all around the world.