Steve McCurry


12 June 2020 - 11 April 2021

Palazzo di Città, Cagliari

Exhibition Overview

Icons features 100 shots representing the best of the vast production of the famous American photographer Steve McCurry, to offer visitors a symbolic journey in the complex universe of experiences and emotions that characterizes his shots.

The exhibition offers the most famous photos taken during McCurry's long career spanning over thirty years. From his travels in India and Afghanistan to the iconic image of Sharbat Gula, the girl photographed by McCurry in the Peshawar refugee camp in Pakistan, which has become an absolute icon of world photography.

With his photos, the American artist puts us in contact with the most distant ethnic groups and with the most disparate social conditions, highlighting a human condition made up of universal feelings and and documenting both human struggles and joy. Looking at his photos it is possible to cross the borders and know closely a world that is destined to great changes.

The exhibition begins with an extraordinary series of portraits and it develops among images of war and poetry, suffering and joy, amazement and irony.

Exhibition Photos

Selected Works

Technical Details

The exhibition includes 100 color prints in 70x100cm, mounted on DBOND 3mm.

The exhibition is supplied with dedicated videos and the catalog Steve McCurry Icons – Conversation with Biba Giacchetti:

  • Publisher: Sudest57
  • Format: Hardcover, 23x27cm
  • Pages: 100
  • Illustration: 48
  • Available in 6 languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Flemish.


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