After a successful run in Sydney, the Steve McCurry ICONS exhibition is now showing at the historic Seaworks Williamstown in Melbourne. Get ready to celebrate one of the most complete career retrospectives of Steve McCurry, a renowned figure in the international world of photography. With more than 100 large-format photographs, you’ll gain a deep understanding of his photography over the last 40 years. Get your tickets now to this inspiring collection of some McCurry’s most famous images from around the world.
Steve McCurry is famous for capturing images that encompass conflicts, endangered cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary society. His photographs document various historical events and struggles, but what makes McCurry’s work so fascinating and engaging is that he always highlights the human element in each image.
This is what made his most famous and recognisable photograph titled “Afghan Girl” so powerful. The striking portrait of a young girl in a refugee camp, staring straight into the camera lens created a human connection with viewers that was undeniable. It was featured on the cover of National Geographic, and quickly became the face of the Afghan War, and remains a powerful image today.
Now in this unprecedented journey through the inspiration, life and work of the artist—who has already been recognised with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry—you can discover even more inspirational accounts from around the world. Through the use of audio guides visitors will be able to hear the story behind the images of 42 selected photographs, in Steve McCurry’s own words.
This exhibition is a powerful celebration of humanity, and the images will both delight, intrigue and haunt you. Find your tickets here and prepare to learn more about McCurry’s experiences in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, and more.