Ancona – Mole Vanvitelliana – from February 26th to June 25th, 2017
The exhibition Steve McCurry Icons, in the charming Mole Vanvitelliana of Ancona, presents about 130 shots by Steve McCurry, one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography.
His activity is now almost forty years, and here is proposed perhaps the best of his vast production.
We will follow him on his travels in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan where, in the area of Peshawar refugee he met and photographed Sharbat Gula, the girl that has become an icon of world photography.
Steve McCurry opens a window on the whole universe of experiences and emotions of the most distant ethnic groups, with their various – and desperate – conditions.
The exhibition begins with an extraordinary series of portraits and continues through images poetic and of the war, pain and joy, irony and astonishment with a kaleidoscope of contradictions.
In an audio guide available to visitors Steve McCurry speaks about many of the exhibited photos, and a video recounts his long career and his approach to photography. Another movie, produced by National Geographic explains the long search that brought Steve McCurry to find his “Afghan Girl”, 17 years after the famous shot.