The Icons exhibition by our photographer Steve McCurry has been arousing the interest of the general public for the past 5 years. Many cities have been touched since his start and for the first time Steve McCurry’s photographs will touch a stop in Veneto. Palazzo Sarcinelli, in Conegliano, will host the retrospective exhibition by Steve McCurry from Dec. 23rd 2020, with a selection of more than 100 shots.
Organized in collaboration with Artika and Palazzo Sarcinelli, Biba Giacchetti selected her most iconic photographs for Icons together with Steve McCurry. The same ones that in forty years of career marked the memory of the public.
In fact, the Icons exhibition is composed by his photographs from the most important works. From the first of his books, the Imperial Railway, the first of his icons: the locomotive in front of the Taj Mahal, a piece of history, as well as a wonderful photograph, of an abandoned railway line.
Also from India, comes Steve McCurry’s favorite photograph, taken during his trip to document the effect of the monsoons on Southeast Asian populations: Dust Storm.
From 1984, however, comes the photo of the meeting in a refugee camp near Peshawar, with the girl who changed Steve McCurry’s life forever: Sharbat Gula was only a girl of about 12 at the time of the shot which went around the world, thanks to his intense gaze and the intuition of the photographer.
There are also photos and portraits of Kashmir, the daily life of the Buddhist monks of Tibet, Burma and Cambodia; those of shocked animals, photographed during the human and environmental catastrophe of the Gulf War.
Visitors will also find some news: in recent years Steve McCurry has visited some of the most remote places on the planet and has brought back images that enter right into the exhibition dedicated to his Icons.
We wait for you from December, at Palazzo Sarcinelli, for a visit among the iconic photographs of Steve McCurry.