The waitlist is now open for Steve McCurry’s most extensive exhibition, ICONS. The photographic exhibition will be held at Pier ⅔ Walsh Bay and doors will open on 12 April. Tickets go on sale soon, and by signing up to the waitlist you will be first in line to ensure you secure a spot!
For over 4 decades, Steve McCurry has truly been an icon in the photography world. Even if you don’t recognise his name, you will be familiar with his photographs. The most famous is definitely “Afghan Girl”. A striking portrait of a young girl in a refugee camp, staring straight into the camera lens. It was featured on the cover of National Geographic, and quickly became the face of the Afghan War.
The work of McCurry shows images from around the world, and the subjects of his work include topics such as conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions, and contemporary culture. His photographs document various historical events and struggles, but what makes McCurry’s work so fascinating and engaging is that he always highlights the human element in each image.
In this exhibition over 100 of his most famous images will be on display, spanning decades of his career. These large-format photos will take you on a journey around the world, showing you brief glimpses into the lives of individuals whose realities are far removed from your own.
At the venue, you will be able to access audio descriptions from 42 selected exhibitors to hear the story behind the photos in Steve McCurry’s own words. There will also be a documentary playing in which McCurry testifies about his life and experiences as a photographer.
This exhibition is a powerful celebration of humanity, and the images will both delight, intrigue and haunt you. His work documents the very real human struggles that are happening throughout the world, as well as the immense joy that always prevails.