Steve McCurry lecture at Southbank Centre
15 August 2013
Award winning photojournalist Steve McCurry has spent the last 35 years travelling and documenting the globe. He is perhaps most famous for his work in Afghanistan in the 1970’s, completed just before the Russian invasion. His daring efforts lead to him being awarded ‘The Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from abroad, requiring exceptional courage and enterprise’ which was the first of many accolades.
McCurry has an ‘enduring interest in people’ and the ‘beauty of our planet’ and has covered life in all corners of the globe from Iraq to Cambodia. Simple moments such as praying, sleeping, laughing, cleaning and sheltering are all captured and ‘elevated’ in McCurry’s ‘ poignantly beautiful stills’. John Jones is delighted to have framed the photographer's work for a variety of exhibitions held at Chris Beetles Gallery.
Fans of McCurry’s work have the opportunity to attend an illustrated lecture by the artist at the Southbank Centre on Thursday 17th October, 7:30pm. Tickets to the event are priced at just £10 / £12, and entry to the talk and a copy of McCurry’s book ‘Untold’ can also be purchased together at the special discounted price of £40. Book your place now!