Learn about the life and photography of world-reknowned photographer, Steve McCurry. The Hopewell Valley Arts Council and the James A. Michener Art Museum are delighted to bring this special presentation, “The Lens of Steve McCurry: Afghanistan”, to Hopewell’s own Off-Broadstreet Theatre.
This talk will be of interest to both photographers and non-photographers as Bonnie McCurry V’Soske, sister of Steve McCurry and President of McCurry Studios, explores how photography has helped the world to understand the story of this complex, war-torn country.
Ms. V’Soske’s presentation coincides with an exhibition of Steve McCurry’s photos from Afghanistan, now on view at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA through October 23, 2016. This exhibition has captured national attention and was named one of the twelve “must-see exhibitions of the summer” by USA Today.
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, countless exhibitions around the world, and perhaps one of the most recognizable photos of our generation—the young green-eyed Afghani girl that appeared on the cover of National Geographic—among his credits.
In this presentation, Bonnie McCurry V’Soske will share images and insights into the culture and people of Afghanistan, where she and Steve have established strong ties.
While traveling in Afghanistan, Ms. V’Soske founded the Young Woman’s Photographic Initiative, taught English to high-school girls, and supported numerous educational initiatives. She was an educator in public and private schools for forty years and now serves as the President of the Steve McCurry Studios. Her new book about Steve McCurry is slated for publication in 2017.
We are delighted and honored to be able to offer this unique opportunity right here in Hopewell Valley. We hope to see you on September 26!