Steve McCurry photography exhibition in Rome

Steve McCurry photography exhibition in Rome

“Beyond the Gaze” is an exhibition of works by one of the most important contemporary photographers, Steve McCurry, at Rome’s Cinecitta film studios, on until the 20th of September.

The exhibit presents a selection of his new works, and his most iconic images, with biographical information on his extraordinary life told through a series of videos. McCurry came to international attention when he was smuggled into Afghanistan at a time when the Russian invasion had closed the country to Western journalists. It was there that he shot the famous National Geographic cover and portrait of a young Afghani woman with startling green eyes. He has produced several covers for the international press, more than a dozen books and a long list of monographic exhibitions. He has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award and four World Press Photo prizes. He was given a Knighthood of Arts and Letters by the President of the French Republic, and in 2014 he was presented with the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Royal Photographic Society of London.

Steve spends a lot of his spare time in Italy and his love for Italian subjects is clear. One of the rooms has special photos of sculptures from the film studios set collection, shot by Steve.

Umbria is Steve’s favourite region in Italy, as he has, in previous exhibits on Italian soil, focused solely on that special region.

Beyhond the Gaze is great. Go and see it. On until the 20th  of September.

Cinecittà

Metro: Cinecitta (Line A)

via Tuscolana, 1055

9:30 am – 7 pm; through September 20 €12

website: http://www.mostrastevemccurry.it/

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