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STEVE MCCURRY’S NEW EXHIBIT: BEYOND THE GAZE

By | April 22, 2015

Steve McCurry and Cinecittà, one of the greatest photogaphers in the world and the Italian film studios where masterpieces like Ben Hur were born: it’s love at the first sight.
Until September 20th, an exhibition dedicated to Steve McCurry’s photographs is hosted at Teatro 1 in Cinecittà, a place that he met some years ago and that from the very beginning was to him a new source of insipiration.
Nothing happens by chance in fact: McCurry (1950) initially dreamt to devote his life to the cinema industry, the reason why he studied cinematography at Pennsylvania State University while working for a local newspaper. But things went differently: he went to India, and since then started to record people and places with his camera. His works appeared on the covers of a number of books and magazines worldwide. During his long career he  published more than a dozen volumes and exposed his images in solo and group exhibitions around the world. In the end, who is not familiar with the famous portrait of the Afghan girl with green eyes?
Cinecittà honors his human sensitiveness and technical skills in capturing the soul of places and people all over the world: from Myanmar, to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, and Ethiopia. Not forgetting Italy of course. More than one-hundred-fifty pictures are on display: side by side to those who made him most appreciated, visitors will have the chance to admire a few of his newest works not yet published anywhere else.
To reach “Steve McCurry. Beyond the Gaze” catch metro line A and get off at Cinecittà stop. The exhibit is open from 9:30 am to 7pm every day but Tuesdays. Just ask our staff at Hostel Des Artistes for more info!

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