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Steve McCurry Biography

Photographer Steve McCurry is best known for his evocative colour images, many of which have become modern icons. He captures the essence of human struggle and joy and has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Burma, Sri Lanka, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan and Tibet. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but also on the human face.

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Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986. McCurry is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year in 1984 and the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award in 1986 and 1992. McCurry has published several books, including The Unguarded Moment (2009), Looking East (2006), Steve McCurry (2005), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), South Southeast (2000), Portraits (1999), Monsoon (1988), and The Imperial Way (1985).

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Steve McCurry Featured Artworks

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A man sweeps outside a bakery, New York, NY, USA by Steve McCurry contemporary artwork
Steve McCurryA man sweeps outside a bakery, New York, NY, USA, 1996Ultrachrome print
50.8 x 61 cm
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Flower Seller at Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir by Steve McCurry contemporary artwork
Steve McCurryFlower Seller at Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1996Ultrachrome print
40 x 30 cm
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Children playing, near Beirut, Lebanon by Steve McCurry contemporary artwork
Steve McCurryChildren playing, near Beirut, Lebanon, 1982Ultrachrome print
101.6 x 152.4 cm
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A young farmer walks next to an elephant, Kandy, Sri Lanka by Steve McCurry contemporary artwork
Steve McCurryA young farmer walks next to an elephant, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1995Ultrachrome print
24 x 20 inches
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Blue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Steve McCurry contemporary artwork
Steve McCurryBlue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, 2010Ultrachrome print
40 x 60 inches
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Steve McCurry Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Steve McCurry, In Search of Elsewhere: Unpublished and Iconic Images at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York
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22 October–18 December 2020 Steve McCurry In Search of Elsewhere: Unpublished and Iconic Images Sundaram Tagore GalleryMadison Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Steve McCurry, The Iconic Photographs at Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong
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11 May–10 June 2016 Steve McCurry The Iconic Photographs Alexandra House, CentralHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Steve McCurry, The Iconic Photographs at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
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16 January–7 April 2016 Steve McCurry The Iconic Photographs Sundaram Tagore GallerySingapore

Steve McCurry Represented By

Sundaram Tagore Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York, Hong Kong, Singapore

Steve McCurry In Related Press

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Steve McCurry's photos show the complex relationship between humans and animals Related Press Steve McCurry's photos show the complex relationship between humans and animals 8 November 2019, CNN

Steve McCurry has achieved legendary status with his documentary photography, and is perhaps best known for his portrait of the Afghan Girl with the piercing green eyes published in 1985.But the influential American photographer, who has built his career around his daring coverage of armed conflict, has a lesser known passion: animals.

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Local talents showcase their works at Singapore Art Week Related Press Local talents showcase their works at Singapore Art Week 19 January 2016, The Straits Times

Home-grown artists are having a strong showing at this year's Singapore Art Week, with museum shows, solo exhibitions and an increased presence at two art fairs opening simultaneously. At STPI in Robertson Quay, painter Jane Lee makes a significant departure from her large-scale paintings working with print and paper works and introducing...

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Singapore Art Week: Close to 100 exhibitions and programmes will be held over nine days Related Press Singapore Art Week: Close to 100 exhibitions and programmes will be held over nine days 15 January 2016, Channel News Asia

This year, there will be a bigger focus on showcasing local artists alongside renowned international practitioners. Up to 100,000 visitors are expected. SINGAPORE: Singapore Art Week kicks off this Saturday (Jan 16) with almost 100 exhibitions and programmes over nine days. This year, there will be a bigger focus on showcasing local...

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'The world we live in: through the lens of contemporary photography' presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88 in partnership with Ayala Museum  Related Press 'The world we live in: through the lens of contemporary photography' presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88 in partnership with Ayala Museum

Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88, in partnership with Ayala Museum, present 'The World We Live In: Through the Lens of Contemporary Photography', a specially curated exhibition that portrays how contemporary photographers document and interpret the world around us, creating images that are both aesthetically thrilling and deeply...

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