McCurry in Florence: photography exhibition “Icons”

From 14th June to 16th September 2018 Villa Bardini in Florence will host a retrospective dedicated to the work of the Steve McCurry, one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography. The photographic exhibition intitled “Icons” collects more than 100 shots the best of its vast production. The idea of the exhibition is to create a symbolic journey in the complex universe of experiences and emotions that will show India, Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Cuba and Brazil. With these photos, author put visitators in contact with the most distant ethnic groups and with the most disparate social conditions. It is possible to cross the borders and get to know closely another world. In fact, the exhibition begins with an extraordinary series of portraits, and one of them you shouldn’t miss – the portrait of Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl who McCurry photographed in the Peshawar refugee camp in Pakistan and who become an absolute icon of world photography.

As a part of the exhibition will be shown a video “The maxims of Steve McCurry” in which photographer tells about his point of view of photograghy. Another video, produced by National Geographic, dedicated to the long research that has allowed to find “the Afghan girl” 17 years later after the shot.

The exhibition at Villa Bardini (Costa San Giorgio, 2, Florence) is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed last admission at 6 p.m.

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