Steve McCurry: Essence of Life

Coe + Co Photography Gallery

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950)
Tourists at a Resort, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 1995
FujiFlex Crystal Archive Print
40 x 60 in.

Mesmerizing Encounters captured across the Globe

Coe + Co Photography Gallery is currently exhibiting Steve McCurry: Essence of Life. McCurry’s compelling photographs will be on view through July 28th at Coe + Co Photography Gallery, 38 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA.
This exhibition includes images from his extensive travels throughout Europe and Asia. This important collection of photographs captures Steve McCurry’s mesmerizing encounters with all walks of life and landscapes, from the snow monkeys in Japan to fishermen in Sri Lanka and the colorful canals of Venice.

View slideshow below for a peak of the exhibit

Universally recognized as one of today’s finest image makers, Steve McCurry has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy in the finest documentary tradition. A member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable. Many of his breathtaking images have become modern day icons.

Born in Philadelphia, McCurry attended Pennsylvania State University where he graduated cum laude. After working at a newspaper, he traveled to India to freelance, where he realized his passion for capturing the “unguarded moment.” McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. If you wait, he realized, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.

Steve McCurry (American, b. 1950)
Afghan Girl, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984
FujiFlex Crystal Archive Print
24 x 20 in.

Of his work, McCurry has said, “Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for…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.” The most recognizable example of this is his 1984 photograph of a young girl at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan. His striking photo of the “Afghan Girl” became a worldwide sensation when it was published as the cover image of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic.

He has won many awards throughout his career, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photography Association. McCurry also received an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest and has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.

For more information and images please contact:
Lindsay Ebanks
(774) 325-596