The exhibition “Steve McCurry, Photographer” takes place in Galerie Ambit, located close to Wenceslas Square in the Franciscan monastery (Jungmannovo nám. 753/18).
One of the most respected personalities of contemporary photography, whose most famous photograph is undoubtedly the “Afghan Girl” – a portrait that after publishing on the cover of the National Geographic magazine became the most recognized photograph of that time.
The photo gained several awards including the Grand Prize of the World Press Photo and the Rebert Capa Award. It was printed on the front cover of the National Geographic, and the UNESCO had used it for years in their humanitarian campaign.
McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Tibet. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face.
The exhibition includes 107 large-scale photographs, among which there are the winning images of World Press Photo and other prestigious competitions.