Steve McCurry, known from the ‘Afghan Girl’, shows his photographs in Galerie Ambit, in Prague. Everyone can visit and see 107 large-scale photos and get to know him a bit more by information on the walls.
McCurry is known as one of the most iconic figures of contemporary photography. After publishing ‘Afghan Girl’ on the cover of National Geographic magazine, it became the most recognized photograph of that time and it won several awards. This photo is the largest shown in his exhibition.
Steve went to a lot of war areas such as former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. It was after several months of travel that he crossed the border into Pakistan. There he met a group of Afghan refugees. Emerging in traditional clothes, Steve made is way over the border. His images were among the first to show the world the brutality of the Russian invasion. He made his way over the six continents just to take photographs.
The exhibition can be visited until 28th May 2017.