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Outstanding photos of Steve McCurry on display in Slovenia

Outstanding photos of Steve McCurry on display in Slovenia

Ambassador Mussomeli and Steve McCurry at the exhibition opening (Photo State Department)

Ambassador Mussomeli and Steve McCurry at the exhibition opening (Photo State Department)

The U.S. Embassy supported a photography exhibition of an outstanding American photojournalist Steve McCurry, entitled “South-South East, A Life in Picture,” which captured different aspects of the photographer’s incredible work. When talking about Steve McCurry, everything comes in superlatives. Steve McCurry, photographer of the famous Afghan Girl, which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine, is one of the most acclaimed photographers of our time and the recipient of numerous prestigious photography awards. He is particularly well-known for his suggestive color photographs reflecting his brilliant documentary style and showing the essence of human effort and joy. As a member of the Magnum Photos agency (since 1986), he searched for and found the unforgettable; many of his photographs have become icons of our time. McCurry covered international conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq war, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and Afghanistan. Many prominent guests attended the opening, including the President of Slovenia, Mr. Danilo Turk, who also officially opened the exhibition. A day after the opening the U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia, Mr. Joseph Mussomeli hosted a reception in honor of the world-acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry, who was extremely pleased to be once again in Slovenia after visiting the country in mid-nineties. The exhibition, which composed of 100 images, is on display at the magnificent Ljubljana Castle until June 17, 2012.