Steve McCurry’s ICONS

Photographer Steve McCurry opens ICONS in Melbourne, a retrospective with his most iconic images

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.”

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