SOL LDN are delighted to present an exhibition of works by world renowned Magnum photographer, Steve McCurry. Having travelled the globe for over forty years, McCurry is a veteran photographer who has pictured warzones, burning oil fields, refugee camps, ship breaking yards and monsoons all over the world. This landmark survey show will be the first time McCurry has exhibited in the UK since 2016.
‘One of the most celebrated photographers working today, McCurry is best-known for his evocative colour photographs that document both human struggles and joy.’
Highlights of the exhibition include what National Geographic has named the magazine’s “most recognised photograph”, The Afghan Girl, a portrait of 12-year-old Pashtun orphan, Sharbat Gula, which McCurry took while reporting on refugee camps along the Afghan-Pakistan border. The image gained widespread popularity after appearing on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic, as Gula became the human face of conflict in the Middle East. Other highlights include dramatic photographs of fishermen using stilts to catch fish in Weligama, Sri Lanka, and camels in search of water, silhouetted against Kuwait’s burning landscape during the Gulf War.
Steve McCurry was born in 1950, growing up in Philadelphia, USA. McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and the former Yugoslavia.
Steve McCurry is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers’ Association in 1984.