Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.
November 18, 2015 – April 4, 2016
Steve McCurry: India, co-organized by the Rubin Museum and the International Center of Photography, brings together stunning photographs of India—its people, monuments, landscapes, seasons, and cities—by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry. The exhibition, which is representative of three decades of McCurry’s work, is the first museum presentation to focus on his India photographs and includes some that have never been shown before.
A combination of portraits, landscapes, and documentary imagery express McCurry’s curiosity and commitment to capturing unexpected moments. The exhibition opens with images of spiritual life, as well as selections from the series India by Rail, which portray the movement and life surrounding the Indian Railway. Photographs from the Monsoon series depict India’s season of heavy storms that is also synonymous with life, passion, and celebration. Later works capture beautiful landscapes, historical sites, and the life of ordinary people in major cities and rural areas, representative of diverse regions of India. Objects from the Rubin Museum collection of Himalayan art will be thoughtfully selected to complement the photographs on view and to illustrate the connections between ancient and contemporary India.
Curated by Lia Zaaloff and Christopher Phillips
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