The Palmer Museum of Art will present a new exhibition, "Still Moving: Photographs by Steve McCurry," through Sept. 18.
Internationally acclaimed photographer and 1974 Penn State graduate Steve McCurry is often on the move. Best known for "Afghan Girl," a haunting image of a refugee that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985, McCurry continues to cross the globe in search of those "unguarded moments" in which the resilient human spirit is most evident, even in the face of war, forced migrations and natural disasters.
Co-curated by Palmer curator Joyce Robinson and Steven Rubin, associate professor of photography, "Still Moving" explores the breadth of McCurry’s remarkable oeuvre, including less familiar and recent bodies of work. Encompassing subjects ranging from intimate portraits to panoramic vistas, the exhibition also invites viewers to consider and look closely at the visual strategies that make the photographs of this peripatetic wanderer so captivating and moving.
Robinson and Rubin will lead a Gallery Talk titled "Still Moving: Photographs by Steve McCurry" at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, June 17, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.
Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, will lead a Gallery Talk titled "Still Moving: Photographs by Steve McCurry," at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, July 15, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.
Steve McCurry, "Boy in Mid Flight," Jodhpur, India, 2007, pigment print. Image: © Steve McCurry