McCurry photo exhibit like a trip around the world

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery’s new exhibit features iconic images from internationally renowned photographer Steve McCurry.

McCurry has been one of the most recognizable and prolific figures in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McCurry studied cinematography at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a newspaper. After two years, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

Since then, McCurry has gone on to create unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike – yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image.



McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest amongst dozens of others.

The exhibit began Aug. 29 and runs through Oct. 20. The Baldwin Photography gallery is on the second floor of the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The gallery was founded in 1964 by Professor Harold Baldwin. He served as curator of the gallery and professor of photography until his retirement in 1991. The gallery was formally named for Baldwin in 1996, and thanks to his generous donations, a new gallery space was built and opened in January 2014. For more information, click here.





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