I was in the Gallery of Photography in Dublin last weekend, and got chatting with the lad behind the counter. Couldn’t help noticing that the forthcoming exhibition was of Steve McCurry’s work. Also couldn’t help noticing that Mr. McCurry will be giving an artist talk on March 3rd.
Most people will recognise the 1985 National Geographic cover above – the Afghan Girl image is one of the most famous to come out of the world of photojournalism. Some 17 years later, in about 2002, a National Geographic team manage to locate the girl, now back in remote Afghanistan.
An education and a pleasure it will be indeed for those of you who manage to get a ticket for this artist talk on March 3rd (if they haven’t gone already – only 200 seats I believe).
Even if you can’t make the talk, the exhibition runs from Feb 17th to April 24th, 2011. It should be one of the highlights of the Irish photographic year