The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs

June 12 - December 31, 2016

The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs is an exhibition of more than 60 large-scale photographs by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his cover image Afghan Girl). The MWPAI Museum of Art is the only venue for this exhibition.

McCurry looks at the world with an immediacy that appeals to the heart. In the tradition of Dorothea Lang and Jacob Riis, McCurry’s evocative images reveal collective human struggles and explore diverse societies across the boundaries of language and culture. Organized around universal themes of personal adornment, place, and ritual, exhibition will include unforgettable images from across six continents and spanning ancient traditions, international conflict, and vanishing cultures.

McCurry is known for capturing unexpected moments. He has been one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. While international in scope, these photographs will resonate with Mohawk Valley audiences with stunning images of many of the countries—Thailand, Burma-Myanmar, Laos, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia, India and Pakistan—represented by the region’s immigrant and refugee communities.

Through his lens, McCurry finds the sublime in the everyday.

 

Group Tours
To arrange a private, docent-led tour of  The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs, the permanent collection or other special exhibitions, please contact the Museum Education Department three weeks in advance of the requested tour date. Call 315-797-0000, ext. 2170, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.