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Steve McCurry Photography: Recent Acquisitions [Greenwich, CT]

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Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition featuring the works of renowned photographer and world traveler Steve McCurry.   The show will be on view from Monday, September 14 – through Monday, October 4, 2015 in our Greenwich, CT gallery.  McCurry’s masterful photographs take the viewer to remote places throughout the globe.  His colorful and intriguing images reach far beyond outstanding photo-journalism to a place of high-art and magnificent hidden beauty.  

Recognized universally as one of today's finest image makers, Steve McCurry has won many of photography's top awards.  Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy in the finest documentary tradition. Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry searches and finds the unforgettable.  

McCurry is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world and everyone in it. He has the uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience.  Many of his images have become modern day icons.  "Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person's face.  I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape, that you could call the human condition." A high point in his career was the re-discovery of the previously unidentified Afghan refugee girl that he had photographed for National Geographic so many years ago – a photograph that many have described as one of the most recognizable photographs in the world today.

Rarely does a viewer get a chance to witness so many wonderful images assembled together in a way that transports you to so many diverse places, but in such brilliant way, that it feels cohesive, unified and relatable.   Visitors to the show will “travel through” Mr. McCurry’s photographs – taking in Cuba, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Japan and many more destinations – leaving the viewer breathless with a new found sense of the vastness, yet human sameness of our diverse world.