Steve McCurry’s ICONS Exhibition at ACO Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay has been extended for a final time until August 27. Steve McCurry has been a pioneer in the photography industry and this exhibit showcases over 100 of his photographs. Mainly portraits taken from around the world, this exhibition consists of some of the most important pieces from McCurry’s work. If you’re still on the fence about getting tickets, here are 3 good reasons why you can’t miss Steve McCurry’s ICONS Exhibition
1. Steve McCurry Is A Trailblazer In His Field
You can be assured that the work on display is some of the best contemporary photography out there. Besides winning numerous awards for his work such as Magazine Photographer of the Year and two first-place prizes at the World Press Photo contest, McCurry’s work has also led the way for many photojournalists that came after him.
McCurry took risks in his work and went undercover putting his own life in danger, to capture scenes no other photographer could. His work often took place amid wars and unrest and showed the world a glimpse into the harsh realities many people faced. He defined what it meant to be passionate about one’s work.
2. These Are More Than Just Photographs
McCurry’s images are more than just photographs. They are complex stories that capture the vulnerability and resilience of the people and places he has encountered. This exhibition consists of over 100 large format images that span across his 40-year career, and show his progression as a photographer as well as document modern history. Through his images, visitors will learn about the power of photography to tell stories, evoke emotions, and shed light on social and cultural issues.
3. Your Worldview Will Be Broadened
The photographs of Steve McCurry have been taken across cultures and continents. Through his work, you get to see places and moments that would otherwise have been unattainable, and his photographs manage to relate a feeling of being deeply personal.
When asked about his work McCurry has been quoted saying “I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out”. And he stays true to his word, by capturing the pure essence of the subjects he photographs.
Take some time to wander through the gallery, to connect with the images and travel through each portrait to the time and place captured in that instance. This exhibition is an incredible display of what it means to be human in all its forms and you will leave feeling a deep sense of connection.
Tickets for ICONS start at $29 and there are various options including Senior tickets and Group Bundles. Open Monday to Sunday, with various time slots available, you are bound to find a time that suits your schedule. The exhibition will be closing on August 27, so make sure to secure your tickets soon.