Etherton Gallery presents a selection of iconic photographs by internationally renowned photographer, Steve McCurry in Steve McCurry: Its Own Place and Feeling, opening on February 8th, with a reception Saturday, February 12th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Its Own Place and Feeling runs through April 2nd.
Steve McCurry has built a career photographing people and landscapes that speak to him in a very deep, profound way. His photographs get under the skin of a place. While constantly on the road, he is a slow traveler, for whom the journey is more important than the destination. He slows down to observe each place he visits, whether a small rural village, or large bustling city, which allows him to capture the unique character of a place and reveal what moves him.
Often McCurry waits for a picture, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of his surroundings until his intuition tells him that something is about to happen, as with Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983. On a car trip, McCurry saw the dust storm, pulled over and got out of the car. He waited until the women came into view and made a photograph. Dust Storm is a lyrical image that depicts a group of women in bright red saris ringed around a tree, taking shelter from a dust storm. In Boy in Mid-Flight, Jodhpur, India, 2007, McCurry was quietly walking the street until something caught his eye, a young boy running into a brightly painted alley.
McCurry’s portraits tell powerful stories. Sometimes a face catches his attention, something about them tells a story, resonates with him personally, and he wants to remember, record and share it. Even in the context of a larger story, he makes images that stand on their own, like Afghan Girl (Sharbat Gula), Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984, which portrays a 12-year old girl whose piercing green eyes shyly address McCurry’s camera. Made while McCurry was visiting a refugee camp in Pakistan, this image came to represent the plight of displaced persons everywhere. Despite its particularity, Afghan Girl is now one of the most recognizable images in the world.
For over four decades, Steve McCurry has created photographs that capture the singular character of the people and places he encounters in his travels, expanding our world view, and hopefully, making us better global citizens.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in Tucson, AZ, Etherton Gallery is one of the nation's leading fine art photography galleries, specializing in post-World War II American and Mexican photography. A champion of the arts of the Southwest and in particular Tucson, the gallery also exhibits top local and regional artists working in a variety of media. Etherton Gallery participates in fine art photography fairs including the AIPAD Photography Show NY, Classic Photographs LA, Photo LA, and Paris Photo and has placed work in numerous private, corporate, and public collections including: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. Terry Etherton is an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers and is available for appraisals, absentee bidding and collections consultation.
For more information contact Etherton Gallery at (520) 624-7370 or email@example.com