STEVE MCCURRY AFGHANISTAN

12 MAY - 07 JUNE 2014

An exhibition celebrating Steve McCurry's ongoing relationship with Afghanistan's people, culture and landscape.

A rare chance to see powerful photographs from the archive of this legendary photojournalist, documenting the rich history of a troubled, yet beautiful country.

In 1978 Steve McCurry travelled to Pakistan as a young freelance photojournalist looking for stories. It was here and then that he met the first of many Afghan refugees, who encouraged Steve to travel with them to their country to help tell the story of a conflict between US backed Mujahideen rebels and the Soviet backet Afghan Government, a conflict that was to develop into a bloody 9 year long war that would take the lives of over 1 million Afghans.

Steve McCurry (born in Philadelphia, 1950) is one of the most recognised and celebrated photographers of our time. His iconic portrait, The Afghan Girl, has become a symbol of middle eastern culture and a piece of photographic history. First published as the now famous cover to National Geographic's June 1985 issue, the portrait of Sharbat Gula in the red veil is just one of hundreds of awe inspiring photographs from Steve's time in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan.

A country of great contrast, torn by conflict and washed in beauty, Afghanistan has been a recurring subject in Steve's work for over 30 years. During his various tenures there he has lived with the Afghan people, both military and civilian, and documented conflict, culture and scenery across the incredibly varied landscape.

FATHER AND DAUGHTER AT HOME IN NURISTAN, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FATHER AND DAUGHTER AT HOME IN NURISTAN, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

KUCHI NOMADS AT PRAYER, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KUCHI NOMADS AT PRAYER, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

MUJAHIDEEN STAND ATOP A MOUNTAIN IN THE HINDU KUSH, 1984 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MUJAHIDEEN STAND ATOP A MOUNTAIN IN THE HINDU KUSH, 1984

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£2,000-5,000

A YOUNG BOY STANDS WITH HIS FIREARM, 1979 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A YOUNG BOY STANDS WITH HIS FIREARM, 1979

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£2,000-5,000

FATHER AND SON IN HELMAND PROVINCE, 1980 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FATHER AND SON IN HELMAND PROVINCE, 1980

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£2,000-5,000

AFGHAN GIRL, PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN, 1984 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AFGHAN GIRL, PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN, 1984

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YOUNG MUJAHIDEEN ON SWING, 1980 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

YOUNG MUJAHIDEEN ON SWING, 1980

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£2,000-5,000

MUJAHIDEEN FIGHTERS WATCH CONVOY, NURISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, 1979 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MUJAHIDEEN FIGHTERS WATCH CONVOY, NURISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, 1979

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£2,000-5,000

MUJAHID PRAYS, 1980 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MUJAHID PRAYS, 1980

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£2,000-5,000

MUJAHIDEEN LEADER SPEAKS TO FIGHTERS, AFGHANISTAN, 1980 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MUJAHIDEEN LEADER SPEAKS TO FIGHTERS, AFGHANISTAN, 1980

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£2,000-5,000

AN AFGHAN REFUGEE IN BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN, 1981 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AN AFGHAN REFUGEE IN BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN, 1981

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£2,000-5,000

REFUGEE CAMP IN PESHAWAR, 1984 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

REFUGEE CAMP IN PESHAWAR, 1984

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£2,000-5,000

MAN IN BAMIYAN MOSQUE, 2006 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MAN IN BAMIYAN MOSQUE, 2006

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£2,000-5,000

MEN WATCH AS TANKS GO BY, AFGHANISTAN, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MEN WATCH AS TANKS GO BY, AFGHANISTAN, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

YOUNG MEN TRAIN FOR WAR, 1984 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

YOUNG MEN TRAIN FOR WAR, 1984

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£2,000-5,000

HAZARA MAN PULLS CART PAST BURNING HOUSE, 1985 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HAZARA MAN PULLS CART PAST BURNING HOUSE, 1985

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£2,000-5,000

PIGEON FEEDING NEAR BLUE MOSQUE, 1991 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PIGEON FEEDING NEAR BLUE MOSQUE, 1991

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£2,000-5,000

BLUE MOSQUE, MAZAR E SHARIF, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BLUE MOSQUE, MAZAR E SHARIF, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

SALAT AT BLUE MOSQUE IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SALAT AT BLUE MOSQUE IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

CHILDREN WORK IN OPIUM FIELD IN BADAKHSHAN, 1992 by STEVE MCCURRY (Born 1950) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHILDREN WORK IN OPIUM FIELD IN BADAKHSHAN, 1992

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£2,000-5,000

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