“Icons” is one of the most complete retrospectives of the famous American photographer.
The exposure of Steve McCurry, “Icons”one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of the famous American photographer, encompassing one hundred large-format images -including the famous Afghan girl who was the cover of National Geographic– bids farewell to the city of Buenos Aires, where it can be visited until Sunday March 12 at the Frers de La Rural Pavilion.
There is a latent story in each of the ethereal, memorable, idyllic, and moving photographs by this author, a gallery of images of the hundreds of countries that the American visited and photographed: people, trades, cultures, traditions, armed conflicts, and natural disasters. , which go from Afghanistan to India, from Southeast Asia to Africa, from Cuba to the United States or from Brazil to Italy.
curated by biba giacchetthe exhibition invites you to immerse yourself in the photographic universe of Steve McCurry, who throughout his career has covered a large number of conflict zones, including the Iraq-Iran war, the disintegration of the extinct Yugoslavia, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, China and continuous coverage of the situation in Afghanistan, as reflected in the tour of the exhibition.
The visual journey goes from trains in India to sunsets in Brazil, includes a group of monks in Cambodia, mosques in Afghanistan, deserts in Jordan, captivating women harvesting in the fields, in Yemen or a group of women dressed in red, together on the road, sheltering from a dust storm in India, one of the author’s favorite photos.
The exhibition reserves a special section for his most iconic image: the legendary portrait he made of the 12-year-old Afghan girl sharbat gluttony, with luminous green eyes and expressive gaze. In 1984, in Pakistan, McCurry met a group of Afghan refugees who helped him cross the border with them, just as the Russian invasion was closing the country to all Western journalists.
“One morning I met a beautiful girl in an Afghan refugee camp who reflected in her gaze, in a very dignified way, the reality of an entire people,” recalled the author in dialogue with Télam when he visited Argentina in 2010.
Dressed in Afghan garb, with a beard and weather-worn skin from weeks of living with the mujahideen, the photographer gave the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face on the current topic of the day. That coverage, the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985, earned him the gold medal of the award robert capa for the best photographic report from abroad.
The “Steve McCurry Icons” exhibition can be visited until Sunday March 12 at the Frers Pavilion in La Rural (Avenida Santa Fe 4,363), from Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets from $3,500 on the website www.laruralticket.com.ar.
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