Steve McCurry retrospective exhibition to open in Melbourne

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Famed photographer Steve McCurry will exhibit more than 100 of his photos, including his famed Afghan Girl image, in Melbourne this month, following a successful run of the retrospective exhibition in Sydney.

ICONS features more than 100 large-format photographs of McCurry’s most iconic images, spanning 40 years of the photographer's work. 

McCurry’s work represents the "emotion of human suffering, joy and wonder, and features people of all ages, cultures and ethnicities - something he knew how to portray with surprising strength and naturalness," say exhibition organisers Fever.

Afghan Girl. Image: Steve McCurry/Supplied
Afghan Girl. Image: Steve McCurry/Supplied

Included in the exhibition is Afghan Girl, the hugely influential 1984 portrait of refugee Sharbat Gula which was featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. 

McCurry famously tracked down Sharbat in 2002, photographing her again for the title.

You can read our 2013 interview with McCurry here. 

India. Image: Steve McCurry/Supplied
India. Image: Steve McCurry/Supplied

The exhibition, which will run at the Main Shed at Seaworks Maritime Museum, features downloadable audio guides and videos revealing details and descriptions of 43 of McCurry’s pictures in his own words, as well as giving insight into his travels, adventures and profession. 

Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase from 6pm Thursday 8 February, but fans are encouraged to sign up to the waitlist ahead of the ticket sale here. 

What: Steve McCurry, Icons
Where: The Main Shed at Seaworks Maritime Museum, 82/82 Nelson Pl, Williamstown. VIC 3016
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