The Work of Photographer Steve McCurry to Open at Cavalier Gallery, Chelsea




Steve McCurry, Procession of Nuns. Image courtesy of the gallery

Cavalier Gallery will open its doors to American photographer, Steve McCurry on February 8th at their Chelsea location.

American photographer, Steve McCurry, has been one of the most iconic figures in contemporary photography of the past century. Upon graduating college, McCurry made his first of what would become many trips to India. Traveling with little more than a bag of clothes and film, he made his way across the subcontinent, exploring the country with his camera.

Steve McCurry, Afghan Girl, Peshawar. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Steve McCurry’s career was launched when, disguised in Afghani garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled areas of Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion. His images were among the first to show the world the brutality of the Russian invasion. Since then, McCurry has gone on to create unforgettable images over all seven continents and numerous countries. His body of 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. Most recently, the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement and in 2019, McCurry was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.

Steve McCurry, Himba Shepherds Take their Goats to Graze. Image courtesy of the gallery.

The works of Steve McCurry will be on view from February 8 through March 9, 2024 at Cavalier Gallery, 530 West 24th Street, NYC.