Mccurry master image exhibition

Steve McCurry


November 18, 2015 – April 4, 2016

Steve McCurry: India, co-organized by the Rubin Museum and the International Center of Photography, brings together stunning photographs of India—its people, monuments, landscapes, seasons, and cities—by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry. The exhibition, which is representative of three decades of McCurry’s work, is the first museum presentation to focus on his India photographs and includes some that have never been shown before.

A combination of portraits, landscapes, and documentary imagery express McCurry’s curiosity and commitment to capturing unexpected moments. The exhibition opens with images of spiritual life, as well as selections from the series India by Rail, which portray the movement and life surrounding the Indian Railway. Photographs from the Monsoon series depict India’s season of heavy storms that is also synonymous with life, passion, and celebration. Later works capture beautiful landscapes, historical sites, and the life of ordinary people in major cities and rural areas, representative of diverse regions of India. Objects from the Rubin Museum collection of Himalayan art will be thoughtfully selected to complement the photographs on view and to illustrate the connections between ancient and contemporary India.

Curated by Lia Zaaloff and Christopher Phillips

Steve McCurry: India is co-organized by the International Center of Photography and the Rubin Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible in part by Phaidon and contributors to the 2015 Exhibitions Fund.

On India: Steve McCurry

Photographer Steve McCurry discusses his first trip to India more than thirty years ago, and the impact that trip had on his work.

On Artistic Process: Scott Schuman + Steve McCurry

Photographers Steve McCurry and Scott Schuman discuss their process, and the rigorous work that goes into being a street photographer.

On Iconic Photographs: Elliot Erwitt, Scott Schuman, Steve McCurry, Anthony Bannon

Photographers Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Scott Schuman, and scholar Anthony Bannon discuss what makes a successful photograph, and what elevates an image to being iconic.

On Photojournalism: Anthony Bannon + Steve McCurry

Photographer Steve McCurry and scholar Anthony Bannon discuss the evolution of the field of photojournalism or documentary photography over the past thirty years.

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