Art Box I – The most famous images back in the collectors' market in an indissoluble collection of 5 great classics. Afghan Girl, Dust Storm, Boy in Mid Flight, Procession of Nuns and Fishermen at Weligama.
Art Box II – Five magnificent and amazing portraits, in an alternation between famous and unpublished images.
All fine art prints have been produced under the supervision of Steve McCurry.
Format 16x20 inches (about 40x50cm)
C-Print Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Protected by an antacid passepartout
Signed, numbered and certified
Stored in an entirely handmade Art Box in an edition of 7
Steve McCurry has been a one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.
Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; McCurry studied film at Pennsylvania State University, before going on to work for a local newspaper. After several years of freelance work, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and another of film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.
It was after several months of travel that he found himself crossing the border into Pakistan. There, he met a group of refugees from Afghanistan, who smuggled him across the border into their country, just as the Russian Invasion was closing the country to all western journalists. Emerging in traditional dress, with full beard and weather-worn features after weeks embedded with the Mujahideen, McCurry brought the world the first images of the conflict in Afghanistan, putting a human face to the issue on every masthead.
Since then, McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents and countless countries. His 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 in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest, to name a few.
The order appointing in the Order of Arts et Lettres has been signed by the Minister of French Culture and Communication in 2013 for the promotion of foreign dignitaries.
Mr. McCurry was, on that occasion, appointed a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (a congratulatory letter and a certificate signed by the Minister will be forwarded to the applicant through the Embassy of France in the United States).
McCurry has published books including The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006) In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment. (2009) and The Iconic Photographs (2011).