With major museum shows scheduled this Fall in Istanbul and Rome, Steve McCurry's vibrant images now come to Santa Monica with "Steve McCurry:The Iconic Photographs" at the Peter Fetterman Gallery.
Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, has won many of photography’s top awards, the most recent being the first ever Leica Hall of Fame Award . Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. A member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons (such as Sharbat Gula the Afghan refugee girl that many have described as the most recognizable photograph in the world). His career was launched after photographing the Russian invasion of Afganistan for which he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad. McCurry has an uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience. “Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape, that you could call the human condition.”
Peter Fetterman Gallery is now located at 2525 Michigan Avenue #A1, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Phone (310) 453-6463. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. Please visit www.peterfetterman.com.