Thursday, 01st February 2024

Photographer Steve McCurry’s ICONS to open at Seaworks

ICONS, one of the most complete retrospectives of famous American photographer, Steve McCurry, is preparing to launch at Melbourne’s Seaworks Maritime Precinct on 28 February, 2024.


Presented by pioneering production company, Sold Out, in partnership with Milan-based agency for internationally-renowned photographers, Sudest57; and leading global live-entertainment discovery platform, Fever, ICONS will feature more than 100 large-format photographs of McCurry’s most iconic images, including the legendary 1984 portrait of the Afghan Girl, Sharbat Gula which was famously featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. The showing also includes other very well-known pictures he captured throughout his forty years of profession, as well as his most recent work.


Set against the backdrop of one of Melbourne’s most breathtaking heritage waterfront buildings, the ICONS exhibition will immerse guests in the photographic universe of Steve McCurry, through a journey that took him to some of the most beautiful and harrowing parts of the world. From Afghanistan to India, Southeast Asia to Africa, Cuba to the United States and Brazil to Italy, ICONS is a truly fascinating collection of images in which the human element is always the protagonist.


Inspired by conflict, ancient traditions and contemporary culture, McCurry’s work represents the emotion of human suffering, joy and wonder, and features people of all ages, cultures and ethnicities – something he knew how to portray with surprising strength and naturalness.

Fever Originals Regional Manager for Australia, Phil Mallet, said, “We are incredibly honoured and excited to bring Steve McCurry’s ICONS exhibition to Melburnians, particularly in such a breathtaking waterfront, heritage building. We’re grateful to our partners and Seaworks Maritime Precinct for helping to make this long-awaited event a reality and for supporting Fever’s mission to democratise access to culture and live entertainment.”


Downloadable audio guides and videos will invite guests into the world of this renowned and intrepid photographer, revealing details and descriptions of 43 of McCurry’s pictures in his own words, as well as giving insight into his travels, his adventures and his profession.


ICONS, the unprecedented journey through the inspiration, life and work of Steve McCurry will open at Melbourne’s Seaworks Maritime Precinct from Wednesday 28 February, 2024 until Sunday 19 May, 2024. The waitlist is now open HERE .


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About Fever

Fever is the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform which has helped millions of people discover the best experiences in their cities since 2014. With a mission to democratize access to culture and entertainment in real life through its platform, Fever inspires users to enjoy unique local experiences and events, from immersive exhibitions, interactive theatrical experiences, and festivals to molecular cocktail pop-ups, while empowering creators with data and technology to create and expand experiences across the world.


About Sold Out

With nearly 30 years of experience in the culture and entertainment industry, Sold Out is one of the leading companies in this field in Spain and has produced some of the most important shows and exhibitions that have taken place in the country. Sold Out is also a pioneer in the production of international exhibitions in Spain. In the last six years, Sold Out has presented more than 20 exhibitions with iconic themes and brands of popular culture, some of which have become the most important that have ever taken place in Spain, including Harry Potter: The Exhibition, David Bowie Is, Björk Digital, Banksy: The Street is a Canvas, Tutankhamon: La Tumba y Sus Tesoros, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Pink Floyd Exhibition, Juego de Tronos: La Exposición Oficial, Steve McCurry. Icons, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition and Hergé: The Exhibition. More information at

About Sudest57

Sudest57 was founded in 2002, by partners Biba Giacchetti and Giuseppe Ceroni, as a center of excellence for the creation of cultural projects with companies and individual clients, and fine art prints. For the past 20 years, Sudest57 has been working with the greatest photographers in the world including Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, James Nachtwey, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Duane Michals, Howard Schatz, Eugene Richards and Mary Ellen Mark. Sudest57 produces corporate assignments, but has mainly earned a reputation for its outstanding installations. Biba Giacchetti, with her exhibition team, has curated over 80 exhibitions including those of Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt, Tina Modotti, Kurt Amman, Dario Mitidieri, Joey Lawrence, Eolo Perfido and Zanele Muholi.


About Seaworks Maritime Precinct

Seaworks Foundation is a community-based not-for-profit entity established to preserve and celebrate Victoria’s maritime history. Seaworks Maritime Precinct operates within a 2.74-hectare site and is a dynamic maritime, arts and entertainment precinct on the shores of Hobsons Bay in Melbourne’s West. With a rich mix of maritime history and performing artists, the precinct boasts maritime museums, heritage buildings, The Pirates Tavern, creative designers, and event spaces making it a lively hub for maritime enthusiasts and the event goers.