From December 9, 2021 to May 29, 2022, the Maillol Museum in Paris will host a large-format retrospective of the most beautiful photographs by Steve McCurry, renowned contemporary press photographer.

An iconic photographer

Steve McCurry is one of those iconic photographers that we know without necessarily knowing. The famous photo of the young Afghan woman with green eyes who made the front page of National Geographic ? It’s him ! The photojournalist, who has covered many war zones and immortalized life scenes of rare poetry on the fringes of these conflicts is this year in the spotlight of a superb exhibition at the Maillol Museum in Paris, the most complete one ever for him. is dedicated.

Steve McCurry
the young afghan girl photographed by Steve McCurry

150 large format photographs

On the picture rails, more than 150 large format photographs, both cult and unpublished, which tell of 40 years of career in the service of Humanity, captured in its daily life, from Afghanistan to India, via South Asia -East and Africa. Each of Steve McCurry’s images, most of which are known around the world, contains a complex universe of experiences and emotions. During your visit to the exhibition, thanks to the audio guide included in the purchase price of your ticket, you have the opportunity to hear Steve Mc Curry tell you the story of some of his photos. You thus discover the story behind the eyes of Sharbat, then 12 years old … For a long time, this portrait was called “the Afghan girl” or “the Afghan girl with the green eyes” until the photographer found it …

Steve MCCurry

Le Monde de Steve McCurry,

from December 9, 2021 to May 29, 2022,

Musée Maillol 59-61 Rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris

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