MTSU Gallery to Host Photography of Steve McCurry

MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery will host an exhibition of photographs from Steve McCurry through Oct. 20

McCurry has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography for more than 30 years. He has created unforgettable images over six continents and numerous countries. His colorful body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike. His work celebrates the human element, and probably his most recognized work is his acclaimed photographic portrait “Afghan Girl.”

The gallery is located in the Bragg Media and Entertainment building on MTSU campus and is open from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sharbat Gula, Afghan Girl, at Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984. National Geographic. "The green-eyed Afghan girl became a symbol in the late twentieth century of strength in the face of hardship.  Her tattered robe and dirt-smudged face have summoned compassion from around the world;  and her beauty has been unforgettable.  The clear, strong green of her eyes encouraged a bridge between her world and the West.  And likely more than any other image, hers has served as an international emblem for the difficult era and a troubled nation." - Phaidon 55 NYC5958, MCS1985002 K035 Afghan Girl: Found National Geographic, April 2002


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