10 November 2014
He is one of the greatest photojournalists in the world. He has won the most prestigious awards and his “girl with green eyes” is in a way the Mona Lisa of photography. With his pictures, Steve McCurry has created a monumental epic of images, made up of majestic landscapes and scenes of war, stark gazes and extraordinary details. Now, an exhibition at the Villa Reale in Monza, curated by Biba Giacchetti and Peter Bottazzi, recounts the latest stages on his journeys: India, Burma, Afghanistan and Cambodia, as well as Japan and Italy. Each shot is a film in miniature: perfect composition, brilliant light, eyes staring poetically into the camera. Because, as he puts it: “I learned to be patient. If you wait people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.”
Steve McCurry, Oltre lo sguardo
A cura di Peter Bottazzi
30 ottobre 2014 – 6 aprile 2015
Steve McCurry parla con un uomo della tribù Surma, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2012. Steve McCurry speaking with men of Suma tribe, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2012.
Cammelli e giacimenti di petrolio, Kuwait, 1991. / Camel and oil fields, Kuwait, 1991.
Operai su una locomotiva a vapore, India, 1983. / Workers on a steam locomotive, India, 1983.
Un ragazzo seduto su una sedia, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013. / A boy sits on a chair, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013.
Bambini della tribù Kara che guardano attraverso le finestre, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013. / Children from Kara tribe look through windows, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013.
Giochi di ombre, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999. / Shadow play, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999.
Robert De Niro nella sua sala di proiezione a Tribeca, New York, USA, 2010. / Robert De Niro in his screening room in Tribeca, New York, New York, USA, 2010.
Ragazza sull’uscio, Afghanistan, 2003. / A girl in a doorway, Afghanistan, 2003.
Ritratto di un ragazzo della tribù Suri, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, 2013. / Portrait of a boy from the Suri tribe, Omo Valley,Ethiopia, 2013.