Thursday, 15 July 2010

Steve McCurry Retrospective

Today I took in the Steve McCurry exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. This retrospective by the American photo-journalist is just fantastic. Of course it's McCurry's most famous photograph, of a young Afghan girl with the most stunning eyes that you come to see. This image and many others are some of the most famous and celebrated photographs in the world. Seeing them blown up and set against a simple white (wall) backdrop at The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery truly doesn't do them justice, but they sure do captivate you. I strolled leisurely through the museum with my latte, occasionally sitting on a bench in front of a photograph I wanted to loose myself in. A wonderful thing to do for any dreamer and lover of photography. The gallery have displayed McCurry's work beautifully and chosen his finest photographs to display. What's great about this retrospective is that the admission is FREE. If you have some free time on your hands and happen to be in Birmingham do check out the Steve McCurry exhibition.

Steve McCurry Retrospective
@ The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until October 17th
Tel: 0121 464 8887

Steve McCurry website -

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